The Ministry of Health distribution of more than two million new doses from laboratories will begin next week Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines within the framework of the National Vaccination Plan against Covid-19.
The new doses will be injected starting in the coming weeks according to the strategic plans of each jurisdiction, either to begin or to complete the primary booster dose vaccination schemes, published a statement from the health portfolio led by the minister Carla Vizzotti.
It’s all about vaccines Original Bivariate Comirnaty/Omicron BA.4-5 from the Pfizer/BioNtech laboratory, authorized for use in the general population 12 years of age or older.
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between this Thursday and Friday 1,100,160 doses will arrive in the countryand next Tuesday the distribution of 900,000 doses of this same vaccine to all jurisdictions in the country, which will be applied in the coming weeks.
On the other hand, from February 6ththey will arrive around 3 million Spikevax Bivariate Original/Omicron BA.4-5 vaccines from the Moderna laboratoryAuthorized for use in the general population 6 years of age or older.
“It is important to highlight that all the vaccines against COVID-19 have proven to be safe and effective in providing protection against hospitalizations, complications, and deaths against all the circulating variants, so that the vaccines applied up to now and the new ones will coexist in the national strategy. bivariate vaccines”, explained the Ministry of Health.
It was indicated that “scientific evidence has shown that the booster application strategy is essential to maintain levels of efficacy and its efficacy over time, especially in terms of avoiding hospitalizations, complications, and deaths from the disease.”
“For this reason, the importance of reinforcing the protection for people over 50 and other age groups with risk conditions”, stressed the health portfolio.
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The vaccine against Covid in Argentina
Argentina distributed 129,536,262 doses to date, of which 124,453,262 were sent throughout the national territory and 5,083,000 were donated to other countries. The applications total 113,792,434. Thus, 41,111,739 people started their scheme and 37,975,999 completed it, while 3,167,954 people received additional doses, 22,346,147 the first booster, 7,635,396 the second, and 1,546,563 the third.
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