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A Venezuelan vaccine factory, a project currently developed with Cuban advisory, will be ready in three months to support national immunization programs, Deputy Health Minister Eugenia Sader confirmed.

  Starting the operations of a productive line to obtain the pentavalent vaccine, which grants protection against five diseases, is among the priorities.

Sader told Prensa Latina that most of the prophylactic doses currently applied in the country are bought in Belgium, Denmark, England, France and Cuba, which is provider of the vaccine against hepatitis B.

The new plant is being built to meet the national and South American needs and demands, the minister asserted.

The official highlighted that this effort shows compliance with the constitutional mandate regarding supply production, in the interest of a sovereign country and the willingness to develop preventative medicine.

Venezuela is boosting the national vaccination plan, which will protect around 20 million citizens against 14 diseases, applying 10 vaccines free of charge.

Source: PL

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