The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, this afternoon visited the vaccination operation located in the Morón UTN, one of the posts where immunization against Covid-19 of minors between 3 and 11 years old began today . Also present were the Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak; the local mayor, Lucas Ghi; the president of ACUMAR, Martín Sabbatella; and the municipal undersecretary of Territorial Development, Leticia Guerrero.
Likewise, the Governor announced that the Province will extend free vaccination with a second dose starting tomorrow to all those over 18 years of age who have completed the interdose period recommended by the health authorities, while adolescents over 12 years with prioritized health conditions, the first component may be applied without a previous shift.
In this context, Kicillof stressed that “despite everything that has been said, we have a society that understood that getting vaccinated is not just an act of individual protection.” “Getting immunized and vaccinating the youngest not only serves to take care of ourselves, but collectively we are doing an act of solidarity to protect others,” he added.
The inoculation of boys and girls between 3 and 11 years old will be carried out with the Sinopharm vaccine, approved by the ANMAT for this age range.
For his part, Kreplak assured that “it was a pride to see how the workers of the more than 450 vaccinations in the Province prepared to receive the boys and girls with love and empathy today.” “We are one of the first countries in the world to start vaccinating minors between the ages of 3 and 11, reaching the entire population in a fair and equitable manner,” he stressed.
In addition, the Minister informed that the Province has had 20 consecutive weeks of decrease in cases, which represents a fall of 97.3% compared to the peak. “We already have more than 11.5 million people with a dose and 9.5 million with the complete scheme, which yields an epidemiological result that allows us to think about the future,” he explained.
“We have been 300 days since the immunization campaign began and we have already applied 21 million vaccines in the province of Buenos Aires,” said the Buenos Aires president, while appreciating that “freedom is in the vaccine, which is what we it has made it possible to recover leisure activities and tourism as we have seen this weekend ”.
Mayor Lucas Ghi indicated that “it is a very important day because the vaccine is the best strategy for mass immunization and, after the pandemic, it offers us the possibility of rebuilding everything that was affected by this health phenomenon.”
“Today 450 boys and girls go home with the first dose and families get ahead together with a State that does what it has to do: prioritize life and now develop concrete policies to reactivate employment and revitalize the industry” , he expressed.
“Just as we proposed that no one in the Province lacks medical attention during the pandemic, today we also promise that no Buenos Aires citizens lack their vaccines,” concluded Kicillof.
Also participating in the visit were the provincial undersecretary of Attention and Comprehensive Care, Alexia Navarro; the Chief of Cabinet of the municipality, Hernán Sabbatella; and the local Health Secretary, Martín Latorraca.