Which Covid vaccines are in Uruguay

Uruguay has done well to obtain vaccines from three different manufacturers, and so cover the needs of the entire population.
By Karen A Higgs
Last updated on October 1, 2021

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 6.3 million) and the types of anti-covid vaccine as of October 1 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

Jan 10 2023 The Uruguay government declared the end of the health emergency on April 1 2022 after 752 days. 82% of the population has received at least two shots.  

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.




2 Responses

  1. Nice to see borders are reopening. I hope to visit Uruguay in January 2022 and also Rio and Buenos Aires

    1. Hey Patrick, yes… it’s a relief to see this finally on the cards after having had the borders totally closed to non-residents since March 2020. Sounds like you’ve got a great trip planned! — Karen

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