Covid-19 Vaccinations Top 80 Million Here; 34.6 Million Fully Vaccinated
Colombia’s Health Ministry revealed today (March 25) that nationwide vaccinations against Covid-19 have now totaled 80.2 million, with 34.6 million people now fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, intensive care unit (ICU) occupation caused by Covid-19 cases has plummeted, enabling many more Colombians to have rapid access for other medical cases.
Of Colombia’s total 10,789 ICU beds available, only 201 of those beds today are occupied by people with Covid-19, according to Health Ministry vice-minister Germán Escobar Morales.
Meanwhile, Colombia continues to expand its Covid-19 vaccination campaign to various groups still lacking a second shot, as well as vaccinations for younger age groups.
Current vaccination rates are hovering around 300,000 doses daily, he said.
“The general panorama shows a positive trend in epidemiological terms and in hospital occupation, and in terms of vaccination, coverage is growing at a moderate pace, but we still face challenges in closing gaps” among younger age groups and anyone still lacking a second shot, Escobar added.