Vaccination for children from 6 years old with comorbidities begins this week

From this week of September 13, the Ministry of Health will give He is going to vaccinate against Covid of children and adolescents from the age of six, although initially for those with comorbidities.

The measure is possible after last week the Public Health Institute authorized the emergency use of the Sinovac vaccine, Coronavac, for minors from the age of six; because until then in Chile only the formula of Pfizer for teenagers from 12.

It is Monday it will be the turn for children in 10 and 11 years who present specific comorbidities. Those in between 8 and 9 years, they can go to inoculate the Tuesday; and the little ones between 6 and 7 years, the Wednesday.

A window will open on Thursday for children with comorbidities from 6 to 11 years old.

I also know will reactivate the vaccination of adolescents without comorbidities: Monday and Tuesday will go to those who have 14 and 15 years, and Wednesday and Thursday for those of 14 to 17 years.

Also, all week you can attend for the second dose the population vaccinated with Coronavac, AstraZeneca and Pfizer until August 22, with at least 28 days from the first dose.

In addition, there will be first dose for those left behind from age 18 with Coronavac, CanSino or AstraZeneca; and vaccination to pregnant women from 16 weeks of gestational age, who must submit a form.

INFECTOLOGIST REMARKS SINOVAC VACCINE SAFETY

In conversation with Cooperativa, the infectologist at Hospital Barros Luco Ignacio Silva highlighted that Coronavac “has been used in China on more than 60 million children, is a super important precedent.”

It is a vaccine that has proven to be very safe, and the platform that it uses, which are inactivated viruses, is a platform that we have used in children for a long time, the best example is the influenza vaccine, “said the also academic from the University of Santiago.

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