The Government defined who will be the next groups to be vaccinated according to age

TN note

The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, led a meeting this Friday with her colleagues from all the country’s districts to define the next population to be vaccinated against the coronavirus – once the risk groups have been completed -, in which it was agreed that continue with “people from 55 to 59 years and then from 50 to 54 with a higher risk of exposure to continue lowering mortality.”

During the virtual meeting of the Federal Health Council (COFESA), the head of the health portfolio said: “We must continue working to reach the target population over 60, and between 18 and 59 years with risk conditions, to then move forward and capture people from 55 to 59 years of age as soon as possible and then from 50 to 54 with a higher risk of exposure to continue reducing mortality ”.

The initiative on how to continue the immunization scheme is that “the age groups without risk be incorporated, segmented into five-year periods and according to the risk of exposure and occupational condition, among other conditions,” a consensus was reached among the Ministers of Health.

“Based on the greater availability of Covid-19 vaccines in the country and the possibility of progressively scaling up vaccination, the national strategy is to continue incorporating people to be vaccinated through a five-year segmentation,” he insisted.

Sources from the Ministry of Health explained that “there is consensus so that, after completing the prioritized target population in the first stage, we can subsequently advance with age as one of the main variables in the population that does not have risk factors.”

This will be done “also considering the level of exposure, the work condition and the possibility of complying with the care measures for these people.”

Vizzotti emphasized that it is important to “advance the recommendation on how to continue to continue efficiently and sustainably with the most risky groups according to the age group and also according to the risk of exposure, so that the 24 jurisdictions advance with the same objectives, as up to now, so as not to lose the impact of vaccination ”.

According to data from the health portfolio, 82.5% of people over 60 years old received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, of which 83% of the group between 60 and 69 years old already have a doses, as did 86.5% of people between 70 and 79 years old and 78% those who are over 80 years old.

The effects of vaccination “are already being noticed as a beneficial impact on mortality, since the proportion of people who die is decreasing in those over 60 years old,” concluded Vizzotti.

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