«In Cuba, 80% of the population has the complete anti-COVID-19 vaccination scheme. We are going for more ”, highlighted, in his Twitter account, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, when sharing the news about the advance of immunization in the nation.
– Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) November 20, 2021
A little less than four months after the mass vaccination began, 9 033 415 people (80.8% of the population of the Greater Antilles) had the complete immunization schedule against SARS-COV-2, according to the data published by the Ministry of Public Health at the end of November 19.
Up to that date, 10,126,186 people had received at least one dose of the national vaccines Abdala, Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus, and of these, 9,165,294 had second doses, while 8,558,810 had third doses.
In total, more than 27,800,000 doses administered with domestically produced immunogens accumulate in the country.
Despite the obstacles imposed by the economic, commercial and financial blockade, and the limitations to acquire resources in the market, Cuba managed in a few months to manufacture its own vaccines and, later, to initiate mass immunization of its entire vaccinable population, including those pediatric ages.
In order to prolong immunity against the coronavirus that causes the pandemic, the administration of booster doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines began on November 8, in a process that began by the Health and BioCubaFarma personnel, and that it will continue to the rest of the population, in order to reactivate the antibody titers against the disease.