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Pediatric anti-Covid-19 vaccination started in Argentina

Pediatric anti-Covid-19 vaccination started in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Oct 12(Prensa Latina) Argentina started the antiCovid19 vaccination in children between 3 and 11 years. A third dose as reinforcement might be also applied to those who have received two previous ones.
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Speaking to Radio Urbana, the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, stressed that the immunization of the youngest children that starts today will reduce the circulation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, especially in intra-family environments, and said that it is important to have a preventive tool not only for high-risk children, but also because it will have an effect in stopping the transmission of the coronavirus.

In the first stage the vaccination will aimed at minors with cormobilities or patients at risk. The National Administration of Medicines approved the use of nine million doses of the Chinese drug Sinopharm, which are exclusively intended for this population segment

Vizzotti anticipated that the Government is studying the possibility to applied a third dose to the persons who have their full vaccination schedule completed, at least, one year ago, The vulnerable groups will have the same priority.

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