Thousands of individuals have been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 on Wednesday as a part of a mass inoculation occasion in Puerto Rico’s capital that was scheduled to final 15 hours.
It was the primary occasion of its form for the reason that U.S. territory started vaccinating individuals in mid-December.
Officials hoped to vaccinate 10,000 individuals with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot throughout the occasion that might run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. By late Wednesday afternoon, greater than 5,000 vaccines got, in accordance with Health Secretary Carlos Mellado.
Wednesday’s occasion was meant just for individuals who certified and made an appointment, however Mellado mentioned somebody despatched a faux message by way of social media claiming that each one these 21 years and older may present up with out an appointment. Hundreds did so, and a few of them have been vaccinated amid grumbling from those that had an appointment and have been ready in line.
More than 1 million vaccines have been administered within the U.S. territory of three.2 million individuals. The authorities has reported greater than 195,500 confirmed and suspected instances and greater than 2,000 deaths.
Puerto Rico vaccinates hundreds in 15-hour mass occasion (2021, April 1)
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