Several municipalities in the Metropolitan region reported a reduction in the delivery of vaccines against the coronavirus, which is why they will be forced to totally or partially suspend the vaccination process during this Thursday, July 22.
The stock break mainly affects Pfizer / BionTECH vaccines, the only ones authorized for the inoculation of minors in our country.
Through social networks the municipalities have been reporting on the communal situation:
Pudahuel reported that “today, Wednesday, July 21, we have no available Pfizer doses. This is due to the low stock delivered by the Ministry of Health (…) for this reason our vaccination points will find themselves without availability of the first and second doses of Pfizer and with low stock of Sinovac and Astrazeneca ”.
Along the same lines, the municipality of I mirror it He indicated that they do not have Pfizer vaccines for this Thursday: “We regret the situation, we are waiting for the shipment of new doses from Minsal.”
On The CountsDue to lack of stock, they decided to close the Juan Pablo II Vaccination Center for this Thursday.
On The QueenFor the same reason, they will keep all their vaccination centers closed this Thursday.
Ñuñoa informed that they will start the day on Thursday with only 300 doses, so they anticipate an early closure of their inoculation centers.
Peñalolén He published on his Facebook page that “this Thursday, July 22, we will not have vaccines in the Cesfam of the commune.”
On Providencia The same thing happens: due to lack of stock, all its vaccination centers will be with their doors closed.
The municipality of Renca indicated that “due to lack of vaccine doses by the Ministry of Health, vaccination with Pfizer, both for first and second doses, will be suspended during the afternoon of this Wednesday 21 and until further notice at all vaccination points.”
The Municipality of SantiagoMeanwhile, he announced that the Parque O’Higgins vaccination center will be closed, while the Center for the Elderly will attend between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., the same time that the José Manuel Gymnasium will operate.
On Quilicura all inoculation centers will be closed.
The Municipality of Pirque, for its part, indicated that they are forced to suspend vaccination of those under 18 years of age, due to lack of Pfizer stock.
Through social networks, the Central Metropolitan Health Service, which groups the towns of Santiago, Estación Central, Maipú and Cerrillos, reported that this Thursday they will only be inoculating second doses of Sinovac and Astrazeneca.
In fact, on the Facebook of the municipality of Maipú, it was indicated that this Thursday “there will be no availability of Pfizer vaccines.”
This caused the anger of the communal chief of Maipú, Tomás Vodanovic, who asked the Ministry of Health to respect the calendar.
The situation of the communes of the Metropolitan region adds to what happened in Valparaíso, where the vaccination process was also stopped.
Before the complaints, the Ministry of Health explained that this situation is due to the decrease in important shipments of this vaccine, due to a lack of stock worldwide.
The statement added that “vaccination, free and voluntary, is maintained,” as well as the arrival of new vaccines in Chile and that a new shipment from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer-BioNTech will arrive today, with 207,090 doses, and 298,350 will arrive next week. new doses ”.