As of this Wednesday, some 13,000 children from 5 to 11 years old will receive the coronavirus vaccine in Uruguay, after the President Luis Lacalle Pou approved last November the inoculation plan for that age range, with doses of Pfizer.

“There are more than 170 vaccination centers deployed throughout the country. The idea is to prioritize speed, although in advance we ask for understanding in those places where, due to logistics or lack of human resources, a delay may be generated “, he commented Undersecretary of Public Health, Jose Luis SatdjianTelam reported.

The Minister of Public Health, Leonardo Cipriani, explained that in the South American country there are about 320,000 children in this age range, of which 113,000 are already registered. “” About 84,000 children will be vaccinated between this week and next and about 40,000 the next, “said Salinas.

For his part, Satdjian recalled the importance of children being vaccinated against the coronavirus “for the protection of their environments”, since both in families and in classes their infections can “complicate the situation” from a point of view ” of social activity ».

Uruguay is going through the second wave of the coronavirus as a result of the entry, at the end of December, of the omicron variant, which has increased the number of daily infections and active cases. Since March 2020, the country has a total of 463,357 cases – of which 49,373 are people who are currently transiting the disease – and 6,202 deaths. 75.66% of the population have completed their vaccination schedule and 1.6 million inhabitants have received a booster dose.

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