The Ministry of Health is working on an annual vaccination for 2023 and it will be with a bifurcated structure, the original version, that of Wuhan and O’Micron. These new biologics will arrive in Paraguay in the first or second week of January and vaccination will begin.
Meanwhile, the health portfolio urges people to regularize their vaccination schedule, especially those traveling abroad for holiday this summer. He urges the people from the health department to take care of their health and not allow themselves to be vulnerable to diseases.
With the recent rise in cases of respiratory symptoms in the country and the onset of summer season, it is recommended to complete the vaccination dose mainly against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Public Health.
From the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) they recommend taking necessary precautions, keeping in mind that social contact increases at this time and people are comfortable with the recommendations that can avoid infection with respiratory symptoms.
According to the most recent epidemiological update, there are more than 2,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 60% are reinfected people. In addition more than 200 are hospitalized for respiratory symptoms and the number of people hospitalized in intensive care units has increased.
For citizens who wish to travel abroad during the summer season, the PAI Director recommends that the Digital Immunization Certificate or the COVID-19 Digital Immunization Card be kept up-to-date and a physical copy of it always on hand, even when the country is the largest tourist destination. It doesn’t necessarily change with frequency. In addition, it is necessary to complete the vaccination plan two weeks before going on a trip.
In addition to various social events for the end of the year, within the framework of Christmas and New Year’s festivities, the use of skin patches has been established, which, according to their composition, prevent hangovers and the adverse effects of alcoholic beverages. , The alarming statement is that there is no sanitary authorization or endorsement regarding the health effects of this product.
From the National Directorate of Sanitary Monitoring (Dinvisa), through a statement, they warned the public about the fact that these patches do not have the papers that allow them to proceed for their use in the country, that is why That neither they can nor the officials can be held responsible for any effect or secondary action arising in the consumers.