Argentina's new health minister takes office amid vaccine scandal

Vizzotti, who until Friday served as a vice minister in the health ministry, is a 47-year-old doctor who graduated from the University of Salvador. She specialises in internal medicine, infectious diseases and systems and social security.

The new health minister is the founder and president of the Argentine Society of Vaccination and Epidemiology (SAVE).

Argentina's health minister resigned on Friday following reports that people had been able to use connections to get access to COVID-19 vaccines to which they were not entitled.