The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, announced today that from tomorrow there will be free second-dose vaccination for those over 18 years of age, without pre-existing diseases, throughout the Buenos Aires territory and assured that the immunization campaign “changed forever. the situation of the pandemic “in Argentina.
This was reported by the governor this afternoon during a visit to a vaccination center in Morón, within the framework of the beginning of the immunization campaign for children between 3 and 11 years old that began today in the province of Buenos Aires.
“The vaccine changed the situation of the pandemic forever. It is hard to say that there are many countries that still do not have vaccines. It arrived here in December and now we have six different vaccines that are applied simultaneously,” evaluated Kicillof
He specified that in 300 days “the province of Buenos Aires applied more than 21 million vaccines in the largest plan in history” and stressed that the vaccine “is not only the possibility of making activities more flexible, but also that if the infections return, it will to be much milder for those vaccinated. “
“The vaccine protects us and freedom is the vaccine,” said the governor at the vaccination center, where he was accompanied by the Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak and the local mayor, Lucas Ghi.
He assured that “despite the anti-vaccine campaign that some of us did, we have a society that understood that getting vaccinated is not only an act of individual protection, but is also taking care of the rest.”
When announcing the second free dose for those over 18 years of age, he explained that “90% of that age group already has a dose and 83% the complete scheme”, so they can attend any vaccination, respecting the waiting periods between both dose required by each vaccine.
He also said that “despite attempts to boycott vaccination” the province of Buenos Aires already has “700 thousand registered between 3 and 11 years and 1.2 million adolescents between 12 and 17.”
Meanwhile, Kreplak stressed that Argentina “is one of the first countries in the world to be able to vaccinate children between 3 and 11 years old” and said that “it is the final step that we need.”
“We have been decreasing for 20 weeks in cases with a fall of 97.3% and only 11% of therapies are occupied with patients with coronavirus, most because they were not vaccinated,” he explained.
Kreplak also thanked “the effort of the workers of the more than 450 vaccinations that began today to vaccinate the smallest”. (Télam)