Luanda – The minister of Health, Sílvia Lutukuca, said Tuesday in Luanda that a new batch of the Russian vaccine Sputnik would soon be received in order to administer the second dose.

In May, the country received 40,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik vaccine, out of a batch of 12 million, to immunise 6 million people. The window between the administration of the first and second dose is 90 days.

Speaking to Angop about the Vaccination Plan, Silvia Lutukuta reassured the citizens vaccinated with Sputnik, reaffirming the administration of the second dose within the foreseen deadline.

The Cabinet minister pointed out that currently the second dose of Sinopharm and Pfizer are being administered.

She also considered that the population already has a better understanding of the importance of vaccination and is more open.

The national plan provides for vaccinating about 54 percent of the population, a total of 16,8 million individuals over 16 years old, and reduce mortality, the increase of Covid-19 cases and allow for the resumption of economic and social activities.

Source: Angola Press News Agency