New York :
The vaccine would be available in Puerto Rico at the end of December.
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The Puerto Rico authorities They could begin vaccination against the coronavirus on December 21, as detailed this Thursday by the assistant to the General Guard, General José Juan Reyes, whose body collaborates on the island in organizing the fight against the virus.
Reyes, in a conference in which it was announced that he was confirmed for the position for the next legislature, announced that the Government awaits the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to receive the first doses of the vaccine.
He explained that today two of the four special refrigerators that were acquired to store the vaccines will be received, since the one from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer requires to be stored at a temperature of minus 80 degrees Celsius.
Reyes said that only confirmation from the FDA is needed to make the vaccination process possible on the island.
The initial plan calls for Pfizer to ship about 205,000 vaccines and another 147,000 Modern.
He stressed that the 65 hospitals on the island sent all the information required for the initial delivery to be made that allows the vaccination of all health professionals who work there.
The announcement of Kings takes place the day in which the Puerto Rico Department of Health reported that daily hospitalizations have gone from 637 to 657, a record since the start of the pandemic.
In addition, 19 deaths from covid-19 and 367 confirmed positive cases, 94 probable cases and 118 additional suspected cases were reported.
With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths total 996 and the probable ones are 242, so the total number of deaths is 1,238.
San Juan is the island’s municipality with the most positive cases with 9,147.
The island has a population close to 3.2 million people.