Chile Sets the Standard

Chile’s well-tuned vaccination campaign is an exemplar for wealthy countries and the rest of the world.

  • 87% of eligible Chileans have been vaccinated.
  • It has 36 million doses for its population of 19 million.
  • It’s also approved vaccinations for children ages 6 to 11.

How Chile did it:

  • Officials began negotiating vaccine contracts in May 2020—just 2 months after its first cases emerged.
  • The government wasn’t dependent on a single company for its vaccines, going instead with a “diversified portfolio.”
  • Its effective, longstanding vaccination system set up 1,400 new vaccination sites with an easy scheduling system.
  • A small population and funds for vaccine purchases helped, too.


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