"One dose of the vaccine has already been received by 82.6% of residents over 18 years old, or almost 60% of the total population," TASS quoted the press service of the country's health ministry as saying.

The Ministry of Health also noted that the goal set for August has already been fulfilled - to fully vaccinate 60% of residents over 50 years old.

According to the Ministry of Health, in Argentina, 27.2 million people were vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine, 11.9 million received both components.

Earlier it was reported that the number of coronavirus cases in Argentina exceeded 5.1 million.

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