President Alberto Fernandez This afternoon led a meeting with the governors and governors, as well as the Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, to finish defining the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, after the arrival of 300 thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine from Russia.
The president informed them that on Monday the doses of the vaccine will be in each province after which they agreed to begin the vaccination process throughout the country on Tuesday morning. The vaccines will arrive next Monday in a refrigerated truck, except to Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego where they will arrive by airplanes.
During the meeting, which was held by videoconference, the provincial leaders congratulated the President for the successful management from which immunization began in the country and They assured that everyone will apply it.
“The idea is that when autumn comes we will have the highest number of people at risk vaccinated, that is my goal. In the meantime, take care of ourselves and that our compatriots understand that the risk is latent and that crowds like those of the last few days must be avoided ”, said the Head of State from the Olivos Residence.
The President highlighted the number of doses that are being distributed. “We had a huge possibility of access as no one in the world of the periphery has accessed,” he remarked.
Finally, he asked the governors to continue with the joint work during the pandemic as before. “We must continue to work closely together because lThe only concern we have to have is to guarantee the health of Argentines, and in that we have no political party ”, he emphasized.
The president was accompanied by the ministers of the Interior, Eduardo de Pedro, and of Health, Ginés González García; the Secretary for Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti, and the Secretary General of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello.
The response of the provinces to the arrival of the vaccine
The head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta; and the governors of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof; from Catamarca, Raúl Jalil; from Chaco, Jorge Capitanich; from Córdoba, Juan Schiaretti; from Corrientes, Gustavo Valdés; from Entre Ríos, Gustavo Bordet; from Formosa, Gildo Insfrán; from Jujuy, Gerardo Morales; from La Pampa, Sergio Ziliotto; from La Rioja, Ricardo Quintela; from Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez; from Misiones, Oscar Herrera Ahuad; from Neuquén, Omar Gutiérrez; from Río Negro, Arabela Carreras; from Salta, Gustavo Sáenz; from San Juan, Sergio Uñac; from San Luis, Alberto Rodríguez Saá; from Santa Cruz, Alicia Kirchner; from Santa Fe, Omar Perotti; from Santiago del Estero, Gerardo Zamora; from Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and the South Atlantic Islands, Gustavo Melella and from Tucumán, Juan Manzur, and the Deputy Governor of Chubut, Ricardo Sastre.
All of them expressed their congratulations on the start of the vaccination plan against Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Governor Morales assured that “people are looking forward to the vaccine, because they have the expectation that this will be finally resolved. Let’s continue working as a single team ”.
For his part, Governor Schiaretti reported that a survey was conducted among the medical personnel of his province and that 98 percent are waiting to get the vaccine.
Advances for Sputnik V
The 300,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that arrived in Ezeiza on Thursday are part of the first stage of the vaccination process, which is aimed at health personnel. This was stated by the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, after the arrival of the Aerolineas Argentinas plane that transported the vaccines from Russia to Argentina, explaining that health personnel are the ones who “have the most direct and permanent contact with the virus ”.
For his part, the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, confirmed that the Government seeks “start next week “ with the vaccination campaign, “simultaneously in all provinces.”
This Saturday Russia authorized the use of the Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in people over 60 years of age. “The Ministry of Health approved changes in the instructions for use of the drug. Thus, citizens over 60 years of age may also be vaccinated against the coronavirus, ”said the head of the health portfolio, Mikhail Murashko.
The official stressed that the latest studies confirmed that the use of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Center does not represent “any risk” for the elderly.
The 56 ‘thermo containers’ that arrived from Russia were stored in a warehouse in Andreani, in Avellaneda, in order to begin with the separation into different pallets, to be later distributed in each of the districts according to the health map that the authorities have.