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The target population defined by the Chilean government is 15.2 million people, with 86 percent having received single and first doses while 80 percent having been fully vaccinated.

SANTIAGO, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Chile has fully vaccinated 80 percent of the target population against COVID-19, Health Minister Enrique Paris announced Friday.

"We have reached 80 percent of the target population with a complete vaccination scheme ... we congratulate Chileans because this is everyone's achievement," the official told the press.

So far, 24,750,738 vaccine doses have been administered in the South American country.

"We must continue with the vaccination process, the vaccines will continue to arrive," he said, adding that everyone needs to "always maintain self-care measures."

The target population defined by the Chilean government is 15.2 million people, with 86 percent having received single and first doses while 80 percent having been fully vaccinated.

To date, Chile has accumulated 1,614,629 COVID-19 cases and 35,366 deaths.

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