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As a small less-developed country, Uruguay initially only received Coronavac (which we referred to as Sinovac elsewhere on this site) from China in sufficient numbers and much fewer doses of Pfizer which were reserved for essential workers. Vaccination supplies were first flown in on February 25.

This graphic from the Coronavirus UY app shows the total doses administered (almost 5.5 million) and the types of anti-covid vaccine as of August 27 2021.

Most used vaccines in Uruguay

  1. Coronavac
  2. Pfizer
  3. Astrazeneca.

On July 28, the health minister announced that Uruguay would offer a booster shot of Pfizer, now being supplied to all people previously vaccinated with Coronavac. While Coronavac has good protection rates it is are not quite as high as others.

Find out more about Uruguay’s vaccine plan.

The latest on the pandemic in Uruguay

On 9 August, the government announced that, thanks to a strong vaccination campaign, Uruguay will open its borders to travellers from November 1st. Travellers must show proof of vaccination.

70% fully-vaccinated in Uruguay—and getting booster shots

Vaccines are halting the pandemic in Uruguay

Which vaccines are being given

Are Uruguayans getting vaccinated?

See the Coronavirus UY app in action (video)

Disclaimer: Data is from the Coronavirus UY app, which is approved by the Uruguay Ministry of Health. To be able to see these graphics for yourself you must be in Uruguay and registered on the Coronavirus UY app. As they are so useful to see how the country has been dealing with the pandemic, I decided to share some screenshots and explanations with you. Any analysis is based on my own reading and research as an informed member of society in Uruguay. I’m not an expert.

This article was first published on July 29 2021 and updated with new figures on the date above.

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