Friday, December 1, 2023

The Ministry of Health has announced changes to vaccination

Minsal announced a new vaccine against COVID-19 to combat the XBB.1.5 strain, a known sub-variant of Ómicron. Who received it?

A new vaccine against COVID-19 will be implemented in the specific fight against strain XBB.1.5a well-known sub-variant of Omicron which has toured many countries around the world as revealed by Ministry of Health.

Minsal announces changes to vaccination against Covid-19. Who should be vaccinated?

In this context, the Undersecretary of Public Health, Andrea Albagli talked to T13 to explain what this is new vaccine and to whom it is addressed.

The health authority detailed that the new vaccine COVID-19 referred to people who are part of the risk group especially those who have one year after receiving your last booster dose. Those who should be vaccinated include:

  • Over 60 years old.
  • People with chronic diseases (asthma, hypertension, obesity, etc.).
  • Immuno compromised people.
  • Health workers.
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Within these four groups, people who are one year oldand if you don’t remember the date, You can prove that at with their unique key, those people They can come when they are one year old to be vaccinated with this new vaccine XBB.1.5“Albagli spoke to the aforementioned media.

What is the new COVID-19 vaccine about?

The undersecretary explained that it was a “different formulation because that’s what happens All viruses mutate over time.“.

Others, and most of these mutations, does not imply significant changes in the most important characteristics of a virus. But some do, and that is why vaccines are available for diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. they changed their formulation to update, to protect against specific strains in circulation due to these different mutations of the virus” he added.

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When will the new vaccine arrive?

The health authority confirmed that the vaccine will arrive this week and recommend people to “go to the vaccination points next weekif the XBB vaccine will be available in all vaccination centers“.

On the other hand, he confirmed that entire pediatric population from 6 months of age, have the right to receive the first dose of the vaccine. Let’s remember that this is the other XBB.1.5 to combat the aforementioned sub-variant.

“There are some groups that need to be vaccinated because they will receive their first dose but when talking about reinforcements These are the four specific groups we vaccinate according to the recommendations given to us by CAVEI (Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunization Strategies) for this year 2023,” he said.

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A medical certificate is not required

Finally, Albagli complementary important information that will help you when going to vaccination establishments. Certain groups are not required to carry a medical certificate which supports your situation.

If people report that they have asthma or that they have hypertension or that they have diabetes at the point of vaccination, We trust that this information is true and we will comply with our duty to deliver the immune protection”, he concluded.

Are you eligible to receive the new COVID-19 vaccine?

Are you eligible to receive the new COVID-19 vaccine?

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