Hundreds of people, many of them at risk population, were summoned by the Province to receive the second dose of Sputnik V in a vaccination center in La Plata but after long lines they had to withdraw because the vaccines had run out.
With anger and discomfort, hundreds of people left the vaccination center located at 4 and 51, just two blocks from the Buenos Aires governorate, after those responsible for the place notified them that the doses with the second component had been finished.
Many of the people who made lines of more than two blocks are at risk population. According to the local media The dayThere were 90-year-olds who, accompanied by family members, waited with the shift assigned by the Province.
“We came on Monday the 5th and they told us that there was no more than the second dose of Sputnik V and they rescheduled it for today. I came with my dad who is 90 years old,” Graciela complained to that outlet.
The lines, with older people who had to wait for stops, began on 4th street, continued until 53 and then continued until 3. They had to negotiate more than 200 meters until they reached the vaccination center whose access is located in front of the gymnastics headquarters and Fencing La Plata.
The doses of the second component of Sputnik V were finished just after noon, and there were people at the scene who had arrived in advance because they had a shift at 3 p.m. and were afraid that the vaccines would run out.
This was explained by another of the neighbors, according to the La Plata media: “Many like me came earlier because we were afraid that this could happen, and it happened. The organization was very bad, with any number of people in the same place when it is supposed to it is not due “.
Many of the people hoping to complete the vaccination schedule received the first dose more than three months ago.
The arrival of the second component of the Russian vaccine is one of the most current difficulties for the Government, which managed to add millions of doses from different laboratories.
Therefore, progress is being made in the tests with volunteers who will receive doses of Sinopharm or AstraZeneca to complete the scheme that began with Sputnik V.
In the City of Buenos Aires, which was the first district to announce it, the imminent start of a vaccine combination trial is expected, which may be key for millions of Argentines who need a solution to this deficit. In the experiment, those who received the first dose of the Russian vaccine will get the second dose of AstraZeneca or Sinopharm, depending on the group assigned to them.