After almost ten months of pandemic and after the acquisition of 300 thousand Sputnik V vaccines, Tuesday will begin the “Buenos Aires Get vaccinated”: The public, free and optional vaccination plan against COVID-19 in the Province of Buenos Aires.
How will the application of the vaccine be carried out in the province and who will be given priority? According to the Buenos Aires Vice Minister of Health, Nicolas Kreplak, priority will be given to health workers and those over 60 years of age. Due to the population density, two thirds of the doses destined for the Province will be specifically for the suburbs.
In this context, the Ministry of Health of the Province launched a web page where those who wish to be vaccinated can now register.
“We are with great expectations. I think that the whole of society has high hopes that the vaccine will help us to get out of this situation to be clearer about what 2021 is going to be like, ″ said Kreplak in dialogue with the program “Passenger in a trance” of AM 750.
According to the vice minister, the number of people involved, directly or indirectly, in the vaccination plan is enormous. “There are a few thousand people specifically trained to do the application and logistics at various points,” he said. In addition, he said that all state offices will be available to manage shifts to the population through a system.
“It is not a possible option for people to queue for the vaccine. Especially those who are the population at risk ”, he said. Regarding this issue, Kreplak maintained that those who are over 60 are 24 times more likely to die than those under 60.
“That population must be covered as quickly as possible, to ensure that the second wave does not hit fully in this population without immunity,” he reinforced.
According to the Buenos Aires Vice Minister of Health The first to receive the Sputnik doses will be the health workers of the Intensive Therapies and the Intensive Care Units.
“Even if they have domicile in the city, they can be vaccinated in the Province, at their place of work. The rest of the population will have to be vaccinated in the City because there is also a distribution of the vaccine according to the population, ”he said.
Kreplak said that of the 123 thousand doses destined for the Province, two thirds (about 80 thousand) will be specifically for the suburbs “due to the population density of the area.”. “This is important because both the first outbreak and this second ‘ringing’ have their epicenter in Greater Buenos Aires and in Mar del Plata. For this reason, they are places where you have to start vaccinating quickly, ”he added.
After applying the doses to health personnel, those over 60 will be prioritized. Meanwhile, the province invites you to register on the site https://vacunate.ms.gba.gov.ar.
“There are already 250 thousand people who expressed their willingness to receive the vaccine. It will always be always on duty and through the website. We are not yet assigning shifts, we will do so when we know the exact delivery date of the five million that will arrive in January, but we do not know if it will be January 15, 17, 19 or 20. There we will begin to assign and It will be a huge deployment never seen before to vaccinate as quickly as possible.”Said the Buenos Aires Vice Minister of Health.
At the national level, as reported by the health portfolio, there is talk of a vaccination plan without antecedents. The distribution of the Sputnik vaccine will be carried out “with federal, equitable and proportional logistics”, they maintained from the Twitter account of the Ministry of Health of the Nation.
The City of Buenos Aires will receive 23,100 vaccines; the province of Santa Fe 24,100; Cordoba 21,900; Tucuman 11,500; Mendoza 11,000; Between Rivers 10,100; Jump 8,300; Chaco 7,700; Current 6,700; Santiago del Estero 5,900; Missions 5,200; San Juan 4,700; Jujuy 4,600; Rio Negro 4,400; Neuquen 3,600; Formosa 3,400; St. Louis 3,300; Chubut 3,000; Catamarca 2,800; La Rioja 2,600; Santa Cruz 2,400; La Pampa 2,300 and Tierra del Fuego 1,300.
Before saying goodbye, Kreplak appealed to the conscience of the citizens. “Vaccination is a collective event, as was the donation of plasma that proved effective. Even so, we have to guarantee more time of care because until the vaccination produces the necessary immunity it will take a few months. So this summer, and for a few more months, we will have to continue with caution and comply with hygiene and safety guidelines ”.
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