"We already carry 60 percent of the Russian vaccines and on Monday we started with the Chinese ones," the president said. "Worldwide, all the studies say that the Russian vaccine is a vaccine with great power to generate immunity," Maduro added.
This week Venezuela transported the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Dominica as part of a solidarity agreement between country members of the ALBA-TCP. This, amid growing concern about inequity in vaccine distributions worldwide.
In this sense, the Venezuelan president explained that "there is a shortage of vaccines in the world ... already almost 40 countries are putting the Russian vaccine and the European Union is studying it, so well, let's see, I have a lot of faith in the combination of the Russian, Chinese and Cuban vaccine."
Venezuela's Vaccination Plan covers free supply to the nearly 31,000,000 inhabitants of the South American country, and foreigners, which include 6,000,000 Colombians living in the nation.
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