Successful COVID-19 vaccination process continues
As of October 10th, 2021, 46.8% of the world's population has been at least partially vaccinated against Covid-19, according to figures from Our World in Data.
In the specific case of Chile, out of the target population (about 15 million people), over 91% have been inoculated with a single and first dose and over 89% have completed the vaccination schedule. As for the child population, which includes children between 6 and 17 years of age, 62% have been vaccinated with the first dose and 22% have completed the schedule.
In addition, since August, Chile has started administering booster doses (the first country in Latin America to begin this scheme), which covers all inoculated persons, regardless of the vaccine received.
This makes Chile one of the countries with the best vaccination rates, thus remaining among the top countries in the region, along with Cuba and Uruguay.
As a result of this successful process, the overall incidence of the virus has decreased significantly, allowing the modification of several restrictions, including the curfew that had been in place since March 2020 and the reopening of borders to vaccinated foreigners.