The announcement came after the arrival of the first vaccine batch from Belgium, as confirmed by Health Minister Fernando Ruiz Gomez, who had pointed out Feb. 18 as the possible zero-day.
This first batch contains 50,000 Pfizer vaccine doses that will be applied in the Sincelejo, Monteria, Bogota, and Medellin departments.
"We wanted to do this in an orderly and comprehensive way," Ruiz said and added that to ensure freezers for vaccine transportation is a demanding effort.
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