Within the framework of the arrival of different doses for the development of the vaccination campaign in the country, the Government of the province of Buenos Aires sent an email this Sunday to the vaccinated with a dose in Buenos Aires territory with some clarifications on the administration of the second dose.
“It is very important that you know that all vaccines have a minimum time between doses, but not a maximum time. What the body does is generate the antibodies with the first dose and with the subsequent dose, reinforce them, “they explained from the administration of Axel Kicillof for those who have yet to complete the vaccination.
On this point, they assured that “the effect of the first dose is not lost or cut short” as “the first dose is not expired.”
In addition, they specified that in the country “the minimum planned interdose time is 90 days for all vaccines” and that “the schemes are going to be completed” and “no one is going to be left without their second dose.”
“Thanks to the computerized system of the province of Buenos Aires, from day 90 and according to the availability of vaccines, shifts are scheduled,” the document confirmed.
“Your turn for the second dose will come when the time is right. Scientific evidence gives us peace of mind that with one dose, infections, hospitalizations and fatalities are reduced. Let’s continue taking care of each other “, concluded the official communication.
The message was released after the Gamaleya Institute of Russia reported that the vaccine Sputnik Light (the first component) is 78.6 percent effective in older people, according to data compiled by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health.
“These results support the strategy of deferring the second doses, with the guarantee of having these high percentages of effectiveness that demonstrate the ability of the vaccine to protect the population with that first dose,” Kicillof highlighted.
The Buenos Aires governor emphasized that “strengthening the first dose schemes allows reaching a greater number of vaccinated people in the short term, with an individual benefit and an effect at the population level, which will inevitably impact on infections, hospitalizations and deaths from Covid-19 ″.
Vaccination rate in the province of Buenos Aires
The governor of the province of Buenos Aires affirmed this Wednesday that 4,550,114 of Buenos Aires have already received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in the district, while 1,067,282 were immunized with the second dose.
According to official records, 1,244,718 people over 70 years of age have already been vaccinated, representing 91.55 percent; and 1,162,555 between 60 and 69 years old, which means 90.48 percent.
1,166,570 of Buenos Aires residents between 18 and 59 years old with comorbidities were also inoculated, which represents 64.66 percent; 306,183 teachers, which reaches 59.77 percent; and 81,615 workers from the security forces, which represents 48.41 percent.
The shift system to obtain the vaccination is managed through the official website “Buenos Aires Vacunate”. Since last Saturday, the so-called “free vaccination” was opened so that those over 70 years of age can approach the nearest vaccination center without an appointment.