October 2021: Ecuador vaccinates 9M in 100 days

In September, Ecuador announced that it had vaccinated 9 million people in 100 days, achieved through the government’s proactive procurement of various vaccines through multiple channels, the deployment of 1,700 health brigades, and the opening of 520 vaccination centers. Ecuadorian Health Minister Ximena Garzón attributed the social mobilization of key players to the country’s vaccine success, stating that “the Armed Forces were key for reaching remote areas, and private enterprises made their logistical capacity available, as did universities, unions, local governments, and the entire ministerial cabinet.” The country expects to continue collaborating with other nations, multilateral organizations, and the Ecuadorian population to vaccinate most of the population by year-end, including children age 6 and older. World Bank

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