The Vice Minister of Health of the province of Buenos Aires, Nicolás Kreplak, said today that “very soon it may be that those under 18 years of age will be vaccinated” with the Moderna or Sinopharm vaccines and considered that the pending approval so they can be used on children

“Very soon it may be that he will be vaccinated either with the Moderna that arrived, or with the Sinopharm,” Kreplak said today in statements to radio Diez.

In this context, he considered that “it would have to be a rapid process” the approval of vaccines against the Modern or Sinopharm coronavirus for children under 18 years of age and recalled that the relevant documentation is already “submitted” in the countries that produce them.

“It would have to be a quick process,” the official responded this morning when asked about the time required for the application of the coronavirus vaccine for minors.

The official added that “the United States is waiting for the Moderna vaccine to be approved,” he said, adding that “with the Sinopharm vaccine the application for minors would also be approved.”

“Moderna presented all the scientific research of phase 3 at the FDA, which is what the Anmat of the United States would be, and as soon as it is approved, in a few days the ANMAT will be able to approve it and we will be able to use it,” he said.

On the other hand, he specified that “everything is also presented to use the Sinopharm, which in China is used” in this population segment and that “the documentation has also been presented in the Anmat” body that “is seeing the last details.”

Last night, 3.5 million doses of Moderna arrived in the country, donated to Argentina by the United States, and during the month of July a total of 10 flights will bring 8 million Sinopharm vaccines from China.

On the other hand, Kreplak reported that since last night in his district they began to give “some 230,000 shifts for component 2 of Sputnik” and recalled that the Province of Buenos Aires began with vaccination in itinerant stations on trains.

“We started with the itinerant stations on trains, with which we reached an important group of people who, due to work reasons, cannot get close to vaccination. We also implemented the post system in the neighborhoods that helps a lot to a group to which it is necessary to approach the State, “he defined.

On the other hand, he said that in the Province of Buenos Aires “there are 12 million older adults” of which “we have 10 million registered and eight and a half million are vaccinated.”

“We want to do everything possible to reach those twelve million, and we believe that we can achieve it in a month or a month and a half if everyone signs up,” he said.


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