After the meeting of the Federal Health Council (CoFeSa), Health Minister Juan José Esteban reported that Tomorrow the National Vaccination Campaign against COVID-19 will begin for girls and boys between 3 and 11 years old.
The administration of the doses will be on demand, in hospitals, health centers and mobile stations operating in the province.
In addition, an alternative strategy was defined, inoculating this age range in the public and private educational establishments. “In all cases, it will be subject to the authorization of the father, mother or guardian of the girl or the boy, so that he is immunized ”, said Esteban.
Matías Cánepa He assured that: “We want to continue with full presence, that our schools remain open and the best way to ensure us is to continue taking care of ourselves and continue with vaccination throughout the Province, with an immunized educational community. Around 80% of teachers have already been immunized ”.
The vaccine to be given to this group age is Sinopharm, after the approval of the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT), on October 1.
The national government reported that this vaccine proved to be safe in boys and girls. It is a biological inactivated virus, which is being used for the pediatric population in China, the United Arab Emirates and El Salvador.
The head of the Immunization program, Adriana Jure, argued that in Salta this age group is comprised of more than 245 thousand people.
Vaccination for adolescents 12 to 17 years old
Those people considered in this age range, with or without risk factors, may express their willingness to be inoculated in the educational establishment they attend and is subject to the availability of doses or:
- With comorbidities: They can attend any vaccination facility authorized in the provincial public system, on demand, with the national identity document and the medical certificate indicating the pathology. The vaccine that is applied for this population is Modern.
- Without comorbidities: They must request their pre-shift on the page vaccinate.salta.gob.ar and wait for the notification of the shift, which indicates the day, time and place of vaccination. The biologic administered for this population is Pfizer.