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December 31, 20 - 12:22 pm - LABS

Colombia closes deal with Janssen for 9 million vaccine doses

Colombia’s President Iván Duque announced in his daily broadcast on Wednesday that the National Government closed an agreement with the pharmaceutical company Janssen, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, to purchase 9 million vaccines against COVID-19.

Colombia's President Iván Duque
Colombia’s President Iván Duque announced in his daily broadcast on Wednesday, December 30. Image: Screenshot.

According to Duque, unlike other vaccines, this one only needs one dose per person. With this new figure, the country will be able to vaccinate 29 million Colombians next year.

“In the next few days, we will also be closing agreements to be able to tell 35 million Colombians that they will be vaccinated,” said the President. According to experts, with the vaccination of 35 million Colombians, an approximation of herd immunity could be achieved in the country, which has around 50 million inhabitants.