As of this Monday, Chile Begin to vaccinate against him coronavirus a children with comorbiditiesannounced the Undersecretary of Health, Paula Daza. “We are going to continue vaccinating adolescents between 14 and 17 years old this week. In addition, today we will begin vaccinating children from 6 to 11 years old with comorbidities, ”Daza said at a press conference.
The undersecretary called on parents to vaccinate their children, “vaccines are safe and effective,” he explained. 12% of the coronavirus cases that Chile has had in this year and a half, since the disease was detected in the country, are under 18 years of age, he reported.
«They can go to be vaccinated with a document that certifies that they have any pathology specified in the vaccination calendar. And since it is a voluntary vaccination, children must go to the vaccination centers closest to their home, accompanied by an adult, father, mother or guardian, “added the authority.
Although vaccination for this age group was planned with doses of Sinovac, it was still expected that the Health institute Public give the go-ahead to the expert report, which was based on phase I and II clinical studies, in China. Cuba It also began immunizing children from the age of two, as part of a campaign to immunize more than 90% of the population by December, Sputnik reported.
The Latin American country is one of the most advanced nations in the world when it comes to the application of vaccines against the coronavirus. In total, they applied 29.4 million doses and it already has 72.5% of its population with the complete vaccination program. There are already thirteen countries on the continent in vaccinating children.