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Chile Has More Than Enough Vaccine Doses, But It Wants More

  • The country has diversified its vaccine sourcing: government
  • Contracts could fail so the government is negotiating for more

The Chilean government has secured double the doses needed to vaccinate its population of 18 million, but it is negotiating to get more in case those contracts fall through, said the head of one of the government bodies in charge of obtaining those contracts.

The country has secured 36 million vaccine doses so far, including 10 million each from Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinovac, and four million each from AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson, Rodrigo Yanez, the undersecretary of international economic relations, said in an interview. The government also has almost 8 million from the global vaccine-supply program COVAX.