Vaccination against COVID-19 began: Axel Kicillof and a nurse were the first to receive Sputnik V in the country

Governor Axel Kicillof, the first to be vaccinated with Sputnik V
Governor Axel Kicillof, the first to be vaccinated with Sputnik V

Throughout the country, and simultaneously, the operation began to vaccinate a part of the Argentine population (health personnel) against the coronavirus with the first dose of Sputnik V. The process takes between 8 and 12 minutes, since the person arrives, is vaccinated, registered and leaves the health center with their card.

Health authorities began to use the first 300,000 doses of the Russian vaccine that arrived in Argentina on December 25. The second dose required to complete the immunization will be applied with the vaccine package that is expected to arrive in the country in mid-January.

The governor of Bonarense, Axel Kicillof, the Deputy Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, and the health personnel who received the first dose of Sputnik V
The governor of Bonarense, Axel Kicillof, the Deputy Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, and the health personnel who received the first dose of Sputnik V

The Minister of Health, Ginés González García The operation began at the Posadas Hospital, located in the Buenos Aires town of Morón. “My thanks to all the health personnel; This vaccination campaign will be a true epic, the greatest in history. We will have to continue taking good care of ourselves, until the vaccine takes effect collectively, many months will pass. You have to wait at least 21 days for the second dose and up to 60 days later the application of the second dose takes effect ”. indicated the official from the vaccination center.

In the province of Buenos Aires, the symbolic starting point was the San Martín Hospital in La Plata, with the vaccination of a doctor, a nurse and a person who performs cleaning tasks. Governor AxelKicillof, who led the operation, anticipated the simultaneous start throughout the country, was vaccinated before 9 o’clock and became the first politician to do so.

The first vaccinated at the Posadas hospital with the Sputnik V vaccine

All the provinces received the doses during Sunday and Monday in thermo-sealed and refrigerated packages. The province of Buenos Aires received 123,000 doses; Santa Fe, 24.100; the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, 23100; Córdoba, 21.900; Tucuman, 11.500; Mendoza, 11.100; Between rivers, 10.100; Jump, 8300; Chaco, 7700; Currents, 6700; Santiago del Estero, 5900; Missions, 5200; San Juan, 4700; Jujuy, 4600; Black river, 4400; Neuquen, 3600; Formosa, 3400; saint Louis, 3300; Chubut, 3000; Catamarca, 2800; The Rioja, 2600; Santa Cruz, 2400; The Pampa, 2300 and Land of Fire, 1300.

In Buenos Aires, the district with the most inhabitants in the country, Vaccination began in 110 hospitals in 89 municipalities. The personnel of the Buenos Aires public and private health system who want to apply the vaccine must register on a web page where the government will concentrate the vaccination shifts. The site is www.vacunatepba.gba.gob.ar.

The distribution took place over the weekend
The distribution took place over the weekend

Of the 135 municipalities that Buenos Aires has, the 89 where vaccination began are: Adolfo Alsina, González Chavez, Bahía Blanca, Coronel Dorrego, Coronel Pringles, Coronel Rosales, Coronel Suárez, Guaminí, Monte Hermoso, Tornquist, Tres Arroyos, Pehuajó, Tres Lomas, Carlos Casares, Carlos Tejedor, General Villegas, Hipólito Hirigoyen, 9 de Julio, Gerenal Arenales, Chacabuco, Florentino Ameghino, General Pinto, Junín, Leandro N. Alem, Baradero, Carmen de Areco, Colón, Pergamino, Rojas, Salto, San Nicolás, Escobar, José C. Paz, San Fernando, Tigre, Malvinas Argentinas, San Martín, Pilar, San Isidro and Vicente López.

Also in Zárate, Almirante Brown, Avellaneda, Berazategui, Esteban Echeverría, Ezeiza, Lanús, Lomas de Zamora, Quilmes, General Rodríguez, General Las Heras, Hurlingham, Luján, Merlo, Moreno, Morón, Tres de Febrero, General Alvarado, Mar del Plata, Partido de la Costa, Marchiquita, Necochea, Tandil, Benito Juárez, Bolívar, Las Flores, Olavarría, Tapalque, Alberti, Chivilcoy, Navarro, Lobos, Mercedes, Roque Pérezm Saladillo, 25 de Mayo, Cañuelas, Castelli, Chascomús, San Vicente, Ensenada, General Paz, President Perón, Berisso, La Plata, Pila, Punta Indio, Tordillo and La Matanza.

“Vaccination is going to be a long process, which will begin by prioritizing the groups that are most exposed to the virus and the population at risk. Finally, we have a vaccine that will allow us to generate the necessary defenses to prevent infections, “he explained. Yesterday Kicillof.

The operation involves the inoculation of a first dose of Sputnik V. A second dose is necessary to complete the immunization (EFE / Fernando Villar)
The operation involves the inoculation of a first dose of Sputnik V. A second dose is necessary to complete the immunization (EFE / Fernando Villar)

In the rest of the country, each district has a locality and a referral hospital for the operation. In the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires gets vaccinated in the Hospital Argerich to intensive therapy teams. The first 5 to receive Sputnik were Karina De La Iglesia (nurse), Marcia Pozzati (biochemist), Fabiana Geliberti (doctor), Laura Fuertes (kinesiologist) and Alberto Lannia (orderly).

In Catamarca vaccination is in the hospital “Carlos Malbrán” and the first to receive the vaccine will be two intensive care doctors; in Chaco The start was in the head hospitals of the covid-19 Corridor, which are: Julio C. Perrando and Pediatric Avelino Castelán de Resistencia, on June 4 of Sáenz Peña and the Bicentennial of Castelli.

In Chubut gets vaccinated in the Zonal Hospital of Trelew, where the first vaccinated will be an intensive care nurse. In Córdoba it started in the capital in the Córdoba Convention Center “Brigadier Juan Bautista Bustos” located in the Feriar property and the first to receive the vaccine will be public and private sector health personnel. In the interior, vaccination will be carried out in the 24 vaccination centers of the provincial hospitals.

In Currents is in the Campaign Hospital Home School, located in the capital; in Between rivers, at Hospital San Martín from the city of Paraná, but it is also vaccinated in Concordia, Gualeguaychú and Concepción del Uruguay; in Formosa the first stage is in the General Vaccination of the Province, which is the one with the largest storage capacity to maintain the appropriate cold chain.

The transfer to the provinces was carried out by land and air (Tierra del Fuego Government)
The transfer to the provinces was carried out by land and air (Tierra del Fuego Government)

In Jujuy gets vaccinated in the Hospital Campaña de la Ciudad Cultural, in the Alto Padilla neighborhood of San Salvador de Jujuy; in The Pampa the first doses are injected into the Vaccination of Public Assistance from the capital of the Pampas, with Governor Sergio Ziliotto as the first recipient and the head of intensive care at the Lucio Mola hospital; in The Rioja The intensive care personnel of the Capital hospitals are vaccinated: Vera Barros, from Fatima and from Mother and Child.

In Mendoza it is done in the Hospital Lagomaggiore, of the capital city; in Missions at San Roque Hospital from the city of Oberá; in Neuquen at Ruca che stadium, where hospitals that have intensive care will be vaccinated first; in Black river the vaccine will be administered in 6 hospitals, which are the only ones with intensive therapies and cold chain capacity in the province. The application will be made in Viedma at Hospital Artémides Zatti; in Bariloche at Ramón Carrillo Hospital; in Cipoletti at Pedro Moguillansky Hospital; in General Roca, at López Lima Hospital; in Allen at Hospital Ernesto Accame and in Villa Regina, at Elías Smirnoff Hospital.

In Jump vaccination will begin in the San Bernardo Hospital from the provincial capital, while in San Juan the first vaccines will be put in the Estadio “Aldo Cantoni”; in saint Louis the main vaccination points in the province will be the Hospital “Madre Catalina” in Merlo, Hospital “Juan Domingo Perón” in Villa Mercedes, and in the capital city Hospital San Luis.

In Santa Cruz gets vaccinated in the Regional Hospital of Río Gallegosa Red Guard Doctors (emergencies) and in the following days the Russian vaccine will be used in Caleta Olivia and El Calafate; in Santa Fe capital the first doses are placed in Cullen Hospital, where medical therapists, kinesiologists, orderlies and nurses will be vaccinated. Meanwhile, in Rosario it began in Centennial Hospital.

The vaccines were distributed throughout the country by the Andreani company (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian)
The vaccines were distributed throughout the country by the Andreani company (REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian)

In Santiago del Estero the starting point was at the Independence Hospital, located in the provincial capital, where the care of patients with covid-19 was concentrated throughout the pandemic, while in Tierra del Fuego the Regional hospitals of Ushuaia and Rio Grande are the venues for vaccination

Finally, in Tucuman all health personnel in 14 hospitals are vaccinated. The doses began to be applied at the headquarters of the Provincial Emergency Center 107; at Autovac Self-Vaccination Center; at Hospital Ángel Cruz Padilla; at Avellaneda Hospital; at Néstor Kirchner Day Hospital, at Children’s Hospital, and in the Institute of Maternity and Gynecology Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes.

In the interior of the province the centers are Gral. Lamadrid Hospital from Monteros; he Regional Hospital of Concepción; he Modular Hospital of Aguilares; he Modular Hospital of Banda del Río Salí; he Modular Hospital of Tafí Viejo and the Modular Hospital of Tafí del Valle.

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