The Ministry of Health summons people between the ages of 20 and 29 to receive the first dose against COVID-19 between Monday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 29, without considering termination of identity cards. There are currently 152,774 available doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Sputnik V, which will be used in this age group.
“From Monday, September 27 to 29, the first dose will be applied, the calendar will go until the available doses are exhausted. From 20 to 29, Pfizer, Moderna and Sputnik V, component 1, will be applied, “said Dr. Héctor Castro, director of the Expanded Program on Immunizations (EPI), at a press conference.
Likewise, they summon people 30 years of age and older to receive the first dose of AstraZeneca between Monday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 29, regardless of the termination of their identity card. Availability is 633,183 doses for this age group. They clarify that vaccination could vary according to the stock of biologicals.
Castro stated that the AstraZeneca vaccine is approved for those over 30 years of age and that there is current scientific evidence demonstrating the safety of vaccination with this platform. He specified that the National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (COTENAI) approved its application to this age group.
“AstraZeneca is a widely used, highly studied, effective and safe vaccine. There are countries that continue to support its use in people 18 years of age and older. Whoever wants to be vaccinated will attend to be immunized. At this moment it is not important to choose which vaccine to apply, they are all safe ”, declared the head of the EPI at a press conference.
Also, pregnant women will be immunized with Pfizer and Moderna between Monday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 29. Castro clarified that they must be at least 18 years old and 20 weeks pregnant, the termination of the identity card number will not be taken into account either. He asked the pregnant women to present a medical certificate with a stamp and signature.
Regarding the second dose, he announced that all people who received the first dose of Sputnik V will be vaccinated until June 12, with AstraZeneca until August 21, with Moderna until September 2 and with Pfizer until September 2 .
“We must achieve broad coverage, let’s take advantage of the epidemiological situation to get vaccinated. They are safe vaccines, they are effective vaccines. There are many people who demanded their turn, today they have it. These are the available dosages and we do not want to restrict further. All those who wish to be vaccinated, please attend the vaccinations, “said Castro.