The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported, through a document, that it decided to suspend the vaccination against COVID-19 with the dose from the AstraZeneca laboratory to young people who will turn 18 next December.
“In the vaccination program for the 18 to 20-year-old population on the Yo Pongo el Hombro platform, young people who will turn 18 in December were considered. After consultations, we report the following: despite the fact that there are 60 days before these young people turn 18, biologically, vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine would not be incompatible that we are applying to the cohort of 18 to 20 years”, Is indicated in the statement sent to the directors of the Diris de Lima and Diresa del Callao.
“Considering the administrative and legal criteria and in order to not to generate controversies we indicate to suspend the vaccination with AstraZeneca laboratory vaccine to that target group”, It is indicated in another part of the pronouncement.
The Minsa had reported that 17-year-olds who will turn 18 before the end of the year can also get vaccinated.
Vaccination of young people aged 18 years and over
The sixth vaccinefest will be held this weekend, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October, in Metropolitan Lima and Callao. This new 36-hour uninterrupted shift is aimed at people 18 years of age and over, and people awaiting a second dose and laggards