Monday, October 2, 2023

Faced with an increase in cases in Mendoza, the Ministry of Health insists on boosting vaccinations

He Coronavirus does not stop and in recent months cases have started to increase Mendoza and the country. Although progress in the province has not been as great as in other provinces, local authorities are urging the population to get vaccinated.

According to the Ministry of Health’s epidemiological surveillance report, between 400 and 500 people were tested in outpatients and inpatients in week 31, of which 8% tested positive for Covid-19.

In the weeks that followed, cases remained within these parameters and there were no major hospital admissions.

In front of this panorama Iris Aguilar, Head of the Department of Immunization in Mendoza He urged the public to get vaccinated. The specialist announced the age-specific vaccination plan on her personal Twitter account.

“People in Mendoza gave up vaccination against the coronavirus some time ago and it’s good to get the right dose to avoid future complications. “said the pro and added “In a year the Covid vaccine will be part of the official calendar.”

Vaccination schedule

As Aguilar expressed on his Twitter account, the province is currently dispensing bivariate doses of Pfizer and Moderna only at authorized health centers, including the Central Vaccination Center.

Therefore, people over 50 and those of any age who are immunocompromised should receive a dose every 6 months.

People under 50 years of age with chronic diseases (including diabetes, asthma, COPD) should receive one dose 6 months after the last dose and then one dose every 12 months.

Healthy children under the age of 50 should be vaccinated with one dose every 12 months.

Finally, pregnant women must be vaccinated if it has been 6 months or more since the last dose.

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