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The country’s health minister has agreed to begin vaccination of COVID-19 booster in the population aged 5 to 11 years.


At a new virtual meeting of the Federal Health Council (COFESA), the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzotti, and the holders of the health portfolio of 24 jurisdictions agreed to begin the implementation of booster doses against COVID – 19 in the population aged 5 to 11 years with the RNA platform vaccine which will be administered at least 120 days after the completion of the initial vaccination schedule.

Appropriately, the measure received the scientific support of the Argentine Society of Pediatrics (SAP), an entity that in a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Health of the Nation pointed out the importance of advancing in strengthening the vaccination of the child population from. 5 to 11 years with RNA platform.

In this regard, experts say that there is already enough information on the safety of these vaccines in girls and boys, and give the case of Chile and the United States as examples, where progress has been made in authorizing recalls for this population.

In turn, there is a broad consensus on the need to move forward and recall since the effectiveness of primary regimens decreased over time, something that has been confirmed even in the pediatric population. In addition, it is revealed that the burden of COVID-19 disease in girls and boys is not as light as initially estimated, something observed particularly with variants of Omicron, and the possibility of cases with long-term sequelae has already been proven, even in moderate clinical cases.

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