As of this Friday, the agenda will be enabled for people between 55 and 59 years old to be vaccinated with the dose of Sinovac. Until now, they were only authorized for a specific group made up of the military, police, firefighters, education and INAU personnel, all under 60 years of age.
The Minister of Public Health, Daniel Salinas, announced this Thursday in Carve that people of this age group could be scheduled from this day. “We have no time to lose,” he said, adding that no one will be able to choose the vaccine with which to be immunized.
However, the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) reported through its Twitter account that it will be from this Friday. “Currently, patients on hemodialysis and on the transplant waiting list are already being vaccinated,” says the portfolio’s tweet.
As of Friday, March 5, the agenda for the 55 to 59 age group opens. Currently, patients on hemodialysis and on the transplant waiting list are already being vaccinated. We share the ways to schedule: pic.twitter.com/Qd6sNVMwNR
– MSP – Uruguay (@MSPUruguay) March 4, 2021
Salinas said that due to his age -59 years- He is going to be immunized with the doses of the Chinese laboratory Sinovac and insisted that it is a safe vaccine.
“If I were in a doctor’s office, in the first line, I would be able to play with Pfizer but I am going to get vaccinated with Sinovac,” he said, adding that there are studies in Indonesia and Turkey that estimate a 90.4% efficacy of this vaccine. “It is as good as the others,” he said. In addition, he recalled that it avoids 100% of deaths and ICU admissions as well as severe and moderate cases.