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“We have approximately 500,000 vaccines available at all nodes. Today, we are applying the Moderna vaccine as a booster dose, ”Luis Medina Ruiz said this morning. The provincial Health Minister announced that the vaccination program will be extended until Saturday, taking into account that a “tense epidemic situation” is observed in the province.

“This Saturday we are going to vaccinate. We have decided after observing that the epidemic situation is tense, with many cases, and because we see that many people want to be vaccinated, ”the official told the press. In addition, he declared that “eventually there are people who work from Monday to Friday, so we want to give them the possibility that they can be vaccinated.”

The Ministry of Health resolved that, in the case of asymptomatic close contacts, 10 days of isolation is recommended for those not vaccinated, and seven days – plus three days of special care – for those vaccinated with two doses. In the case of people vaccinated with booster doses, they will be able to carry out work activities with special care.

“We have increases in infections as occurs throughout the country and the world. Today we exceed 5,700 cases with three deceased patients. Pfizer vaccines arrived and Moderna will arrive on Saturday. We have all the conditions to be able to face this epidemic situation, which is of great magnitude and occurs all over the world simultaneously, ”he said after a meeting with members of the provincial Cabinet.

On the Omicron variant, he said: “the incubation period is shorter. In two days, the person is already infected or is positive, and after five days the disease is defined if it will make an asymptomatic, mild symptomatic picture or if it will worsen if it does not have any vaccine. This enables us to allow close contact to go to work with all the cares, depending on the previous immune status ”.

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