Inside Chile’s World-Class Vaccination Campaign

By Brendan O’Boyle

Chile's success on vaccines started in the pandemic's early months, says Dr. Izkia Siches, a leader of the country’s strategy.

In the race to immunize people against COVID-19, Chile has emerged as not just a regional, but as a global leader, vaccinating a million people a week since Feb 3. As of Feb. 19, Chile had vaccinated 15.03 out of every 100 people, according to data compiled by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Compared to large economies in the region and even overseas, it is an enviable rate.  Chile’s early success has its origins in steps taken last year, when the country participated in several clinical trials and set out ambitiously compiling a diverse portfolio of...

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