The Minister of Health, Ximena Garzon, noted that the general population may apply the reinforcement of vaccine against covid-19. This process will be carried out from January from 2022.
Garzón explained the procedure this Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The dynamics will be similar to what was experienced in the country with the Vaccination Plan 9/100. In other words, people who have reached the age of six months, after placing the second application, will receive the formula first.
At this time it is administered to the people of the vulnerable groups, What older adults, immunosuppressed and health personnel.
In the country, 295 712 reinforcements have been applied, until Monday, November 22, 2021, according to the Vaccine meter.
On the other hand, Minister Garzón explained that five provinces of the Amazon have a lower vaccination coverage against covid-19. These are Succumb, Pastaza, Morona Santiago, Orellana and Zamora Chinchipe. It was explained by the Minister of Public Health, Ximena Garzón, in a discussion with the media this Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
In this space, the head of the branch commented that this lack of immunization translates into a increase in positive cases. “There is a small new outbreak. These require hospitalization and FIA (Intensive care unit)”.
In addition, he commented that in Sucumbíos 12% of the population still needs to be immunized; Pastaza, 20%; Morona Santiago, 31%, etc. This in front of Carchi, where almost 100% is protected.
In the Vaccine Meter, of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), it is observed that in Succumb, in the age group over 80 years it has reached 92.80%. Most provinces have achieved 100%. In the case of people between 18 and 49 years old, there is an average of 70.5%. In other localities, almost 80% have been registered.
The same is observed in Pastaza. There, for example, the immunization of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 is barely 37.23%. In other words, vaccination coverage against covid-19 is not adequate.
In the areas mentioned, more Imbabura, there has been an increase in those infected with the disease.
Given this reality, the minister said that immunization processes will be reinforced in these areas of the Amazon. And he asked citizens for co-responsibility to approach the points of immunization.