The vaccination process in the country has been characterized as being slow and disorderly. According to the regime, as of July 4th, 2,508,201 people had been vaccinated, which represents no more than 11% of the population. It’s possible that from that total an important percentage has only received the first dose; therefore, they’re still in a situation of high vulnerability.
Besides, you have to add that months go by and there’s no vaccination plan with precise and well-defined goals or criteria to prioritize sectors of the population, there’s no adequate information in regards to the purchase of the vaccines and the reasons why they decided to purchase one brand and not the other. Up to this date not even the health personnel has been totally vaccinated, and millions of adults wait at least for the first dose.
According to data from the Médicos Unidos de Venezuela organization, between July 2020 and July 2021, 767 people of the health sector have died in the country due to COVID-19. Since the pandemic started and up to July 31st, 2021, the official record shows that there are 305,766 people infected in the country, out of which 3,119 have died.
In the context of the current crisis in Venezuela, human rights organizations maintain a continuous effort to record and document the systematic violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the population in order to accompany the victims and give visibility to these violations before the national and international community.
In this sense, the Crisis in Venezuela bulletin emerges as a weekly space in which, as a human rights movement, we bring together the situations that currently reflect the humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is going through.
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