The Ministry of Health of the Nation announced this Thursday the incorporation of bivariate doses of vaccines against Covid-19. These are vaccines made by Pfizer and by Moderna to start or complete primary schematics and for boosters.

The next Tuesday January 24 distribution will begin 900,000 doses of Pfizer in the country.


  • Comirnaty Bivariate Original/Omicron BA.4-5 from Pfizer/BioNtech, licensed for use in the general population of 12 years or more.
  • Moderna Bivariate Spikevax Original/Omicron BA.4-5authorized for use in the population of 6 years or more. As announced by the Minister of National Health, Carla Vizzotti, this bivariate vaccine would be received around February 6th.

Bivariate vaccines include wuhan strain and newer subvariants, Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5.

The Ministry of Health requested that it be avoided “to choose” which vaccine or booster to get. “All the vaccines have proven to be effective in providing protection against hospitalizations, complications, and deaths against all the circulating variants, so the vaccines applied so far and the new bivariate vaccines will coexist in the national strategy,” they assured.

The vaccines will not be applied to those people who have already received a dose (primary, secondary or reinforcement) lasting less than 120 days. Likewise, they informed that it is not authorized to be placed in minors 6 years.