In Guatemala, more than one and a half million vaccines against Covid-19 expire

Suman 1 million 547 thousand 360, children of 6 a 11 years are not guaranteed their second dose against covid-19.

Suman 1 million 547 thousand 360, children of 6 a 11 years are not guaranteed their second dose against covid-19. Photo: Courtesy.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Guatemala – This Thursday 7 In April, the last batch of Moderna vaccines donated by the United States government expired and with this, Guatemala is left without doses to administer to children of 6 a 11 years they started their immunization schedule.

Also in danger are booster doses for adolescents and pregnant or lactating women to whom this brand was applied mainly.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, they were in storage 433 thousand 450 dose of Moderna with expiration date 7 April 2022 and with that they ran out of biologicals from that pharmaceutical company.

The data up to 1 April mentioned that another batch of 76 thousand 810 vaccines expired on 3 last april; the 4 of April expired another of 531 thousand 050 and the 6 last April expired 506 thousand 050.

Total, of the 3 al 7 april expired 1 million 547 thousand 360 Moderna's vaccines, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

As a strategy to avoid the loss of these vaccines, The Ministry authorized the 14 March vaccination for children 6 a 11 years, based on the authorization that the European Medicines Agency (EMA).