Coronavirus: the hopeful message of Carla Vizzotti

Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health of the Nation, indicated that Argentina is in a good moment due to the number of people who are completing their vaccination schedules. “Last week we had a vaccination record with 2,600,000 doses applied,” he said.

“Last week we had a record of vaccination with 2,600,000 doses applied. We are working to expedite all vaccines; Luckily we are with a very large demand, starting and completing schemes and accelerating the reinforcements, “Vizzotti said in dialogue with Télam and other media.

Vizzotti, who has been touring the Atlantic Coast together with the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Matthias LammensHe also expressed that “in the last 8 weeks, almost 900 thousand people over 18 years of age began their vaccination scheme.”

With regard to adolescents, he stated that “85% have a dose and 75% two doses“and in the case of those under 12 years of age” 77% with one dose and 45% with two doses. “

“We are making a huge effort from the country, from the citizenry to advance with care and vaccination; we have more than 85% of the population vaccinated with the first dose and almost 75% with the second, with a very important advance”he insisted.

The head of the health portfolio referred to the importance of maintaining care and in that sense clarified that “in the face of the emergency of the new omicron variant we have to revisit the recommendations so that we can reformulate the care again. “

“Since August we have changed the alert indicator to go from the number of cases to the number of hospitalizations and deaths, always watching how the vaccination progresses,” he said.

And he stressed that thanks to vaccination “the large increase in the number of cases that exist, not only in Argentina but in the rest of the world, is not accompanied by this same proportion of hospitalizations and deaths”.

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