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Covid-19 vaccination among Cuban children to be divided in age groups

Covid-19 vaccination among Cuban children to be divided in age groups

Havana, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban children between 11 and 18 years of age will receive the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine in the next few days to be immunized against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, experts reported on Monday.
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The process, which started this month as part of a national strategy, will be divided in groups, giving priority to students, Maria Elena Soto, head of the primary healthcare group at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), said at a press conference on television.

The aim is to protect children to resume the in-person classes, Soto insisted. The second group includes children from 2 to 10 years of age.

The expert described the process as rigorous and extremely careful, in accordance to good clinical practices, in which work is done together with the Ministry of Education to make lists, and define the vaccination centers, since some schools have become immunization centers for children.

When assessing the vaccination campaign in the rest of the country, Soto noted that September will be decisive to start the Covid-19 vaccination in the provinces that have not started this stage yet, Soto added.

Cuba kicked off its immunization campaign against the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in May with vaccine candidates, which later became vaccines, and some 14,672,062 doses have been administered so far nationwide.

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