On the recommendation of the National Immunization Commission (CONAIN), the country’s Minister of Health, which met in the Federal Health Council (COFESA), agreed to begin implementing the second COVID-19 immunization reinforcement in priority groups. the additional benefits it provides and that our country has anticipated dose availability to be able to do so.
During the meeting, the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzotti, pointed out that the aim is to implement the second dose of the recall “as soon as possible to those most at risk, in order to reduce the possibility of hospitalization, complications and death. ”
In turn, the head of the national health record stressed the importance of the first booster dose and pointed out that there are still 14 million people who completed their initial scheme more than four months ago and have not yet implemented it. “We need to bring this population closer to the vaccines. The vaccine must continue to be promoted, despite the low risk perception of the population,” he said.
At COFESA, it has been proposed that in this first step, priority groups will be composed of health personnel, those aged 50 years or older, and those aged 12 years or older with immunocompromised conditions. In addition, he agreed to re-evaluate within fifteen days the inclusion of other groups such as people aged 18 to 49 with risk factors and strategic personnel composed of teachers, security personnel and the armed forces. Each province will implement the strategy in the way it considers best, so that the goal of achieving the best level of protection in enforcement can be achieved. It should be noted that the interval between the first and second reinforcement can not be less than four months.
On the other hand, the Undersecretary of Health Strategy, Juan Manuel Castelli, informed the Ministers of Health from all over the country about the new edition of “Vaccination Week in the Americas”, which will take place from 23 to 30 April, and includes with the aim of invigorating and strengthening different immunization strategies in order to monitor immunization coverage in the national immunization schedule and establish immunizations in different areas such as immunization in schools or strengthening immunization campaigns in neighborhood clubs or large places. participate.
“The idea is to put on the agenda the importance of vaccination in all age groups. Not only in children and adolescents; but also in health personnel, strategic personnel and rural and remote populations,” said Castelli, who recalled that now the risk of re-introducing vaccine-preventable diseases occurs in adults. “We need to strengthen a lot of vaccinations in this regard, which is why we are working in different lines with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and Migration to address this issue,” he said.