The winter storm that hits several states in the United States has caused the delay in vaccines against COVID-19, Health Secretary Carlos Mellado López reported tonight.
“Everything looks like we will have a delay in vaccines destined for Puerto Rico because of the snowfalls in the United States. In the next few days we will have to make an adjustment in the vaccination process”, Said Mellado López through social networks. The Health Minister also reported that today 18,484 doses of Pfizer were distributed to 54 suppliers throughout the Island, which represents 10,570 first doses and 7,914 second doses.
As of Friday, 369,060 doses had been administered in Puerto Rico, mainly to health professionals.
Some 83,695 adults over 65 have already been vaccinated, as well as some 33,115 teachers.
The wide and intense wave of winter weather in the United States has caused at least 16 deaths and left more than four million people without electricity.
Everything indicates that we will have a delay in vaccines destined for Puerto Rico due to snowfalls in the United States. In the next few days we will have to make an adjustment in the vaccination process.
– Carlos Mellado López (@prsecsalud) February 17, 2021