SANTIAGO, June 22 (Xinhua) — Chile received on Sunday a second batch of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese pharmaceutical firm CanSino.

It will speed up the South American country’s mass vaccination plan. Chile has already inoculated more than 61 percent of its target population.

The Chilean government has previously highlighted the fact that the CanSino vaccine only requires one dose, and is also safe and efficient.

The first batch of CanSino vaccines arrived in the country on May 28.

The government aims to vaccinate about 15 million people, or 80 percent of the total population, to achieve herd immunity.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service


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