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Updated February 8th, 2022 at 15:03 IST

Chile begins 4th round of COVID vaccinations

A fourth vaccination dose against coronavirus began Monday for most of the population in Chile.

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A fourth vaccination dose against coronavirus began Monday for most of the population in Chile.

The campaign is taking place as the nation is experiencing its highest rate of infection with a rate of about 35,000 cases per day - record figures in the pandemic.

President Sebastian Pinera received his shot as people over the age of 55 were eligible to receive the fourth dose.

The fourth dose process started in Chile on January 10 for immunocompromised people.

Chile is passing through its highest rate of infection of the entire pandemic, affected by the omicron variant, with figures that have reached 37,468 cases.

In Chile, 94.63% of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated, according to the presidency.

The country has one of the highest vaccination rates in Latin America and among the highest in the world.

More than 2.3 million Chileans have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic and almost 40,000 have died.

 

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Published February 8th, 2022 at 15:03 IST

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