Guatemala President Alejandro Giamatetti announced on Tuesday (29) that he would try to buy five million doses of vaccines directly against the new Coronavirus American laboratory Modern from Spanish pharmaceutical company Covex and 3.37 million to deal with the epidemic.
“In the first week of January, I will send an initiative to Congress to allow us to buy vaccines directly without intermediaries,” the official said during a ceremony on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the signing of the peace deal. The years are over. Citizen.
In this sense, he explained that the reports should be approved, in turn, an initiative aimed at allowing them to “overcome the problems in the law and in particular the special regulation to purchase vaccines directly”.
“It’s not about buying it from middlemen, it’s about buying it directly,” he insisted.
Giammattei reported that Moderna asked for five million doses from him, enough to vaccinate 2.5 million people. 3.37 million are added to these, which will be waiting through the Kovacs mechanism.
According to the president, this process will be completed in the coming weeks, either with Kovacs or Moderna so that vaccines can reach the Central American country in the shortest time.
The Kovacs device implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) and GAVI covers 190 countries, of which more than 90 have low or middle income levels.