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Natalia A. Ramos Miranda

Chile launches 'ambitious' COVID vaccination drive

Feb 03 2021

SANTIAGO Chile on Wednesday launched one of Latin America's most ambitious coronavirus vaccination programmes, having set itself the target of inoculating around five million citizens against the disease by the end of March.

Chile launches 'ambitious' COVID vaccination drive

Feb 03 2021

SANTIAGO, Feb 3 Chile on Wednesday launched one of Latin America's most ambitious coronavirus vaccination programmes, having set itself the target of inoculating around five million citizens against the disease by the end of March.

Chile receives two million-dose first delivery of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Jan 28 2021

SANTIAGO Chile received a first shipment of almost two million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac on Thursday and plans to roll it out across the country from the middle of next week.

UPDATE 2-Chile health regulator approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Jan 27 2021

SANTIAGO, Jan 27 Chile's health regulator on Wednesday approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among its population by a unanimous vote of its advisory board.

Chilean health regulator approves AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

Jan 27 2021

SANTIAGO, Jan 27 Chile's health regulator on Wednesday approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use among its population by a unanimous vote of medical advisors.

Chilean lawmakers propose making coronavirus vaccine mandatory

Jan 05 2021

SANTIAGO Chilean lawmakers on Tuesday presented a bill before Congress that would make vaccination against the coronavirus mandatory as the country's center-right government pushes to inosculate the majority of its population by mid-year.

AstraZeneca tells Chile to wrap up vaccine trial recruitment

Jan 05 2021

SANTIAGO AstraZeneca has wrapped up recruitment for its COVID-19 vaccine trial in Chile with 2,000 volunteers signed up, the university running the study confirmed on Wednesday.     

Coronavirus reaches end of earth as first outbreak hits Antarctica

Dec 22 2020

SANTIAGO The coronavirus has landed in Antarctica, the last continent previously free from COVID-19, Chile's military said this week, as health and army officials scrambled to clear out and quarantine staff from a remote research station surrounded by ocean and icebergs.

In Chile's polluted 'sacrifice zones,' residents seek respite in new constitution

Dec 22 2020

SANTIAGO When Chile voted in October to scrap its constitution written during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, residents of the South American nation's "sacrifice zones" were among the strongest supporters of change.

Chilean health regulator approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use

Dec 16 2020

SANTIAGO The Chilean health regulator has approved for emergency use the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE, paving the way for the first doses to be administered as early as Christmas to citizens over the age of 16.

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