The adults over 80 who want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the city of Buenos Aires will be able to register starting next Friday, February 19 in a registry that will be authorized by the district, as reported this morning by the district’s Health Minister, Fernán Quirós.
The minister indicated that, so far, the City received « 78 thousand vaccinations » and the district has « a target population of 1,200,000 people. »
« That is why we hope that shipments can be intensified, and as shipments accelerate, we will do so with vaccination, » he said.
How to sign up for the Covid vaccine
The shift system for that sector of the population, most at risk from the contagion of Covid-19, will be enabled from 2:00 p.m. on Friday .
« A good part of them are already used to doing paperwork online, personally or through family or friends, » Quirós said about those over 80 years of age and recommended Telephone 107 for those who need assistance to sign up .
Vaccination will begin on Monday 22 in geriatric residences, where it is not necessary to make a previous registration and will continue In the 29 neighborhood centers the inoculation of those older than 80 or more years will begin
Minister Quirós also stated that, as of this Wednesday, February 17, they will be able to enroll independent healthcare professionals who practice or reside in the district to be vaccinated at the immunization headquarters set up in the River Plate club, in the Núñez neighborhood.
With regard to the remaining groups, Quirós ruled out that the Buenos Aires government opens the registration, as long as it does not have new vaccines to cover that population.
« We believe that a pre-registration without knowing which vaccine and where it will be given does not change anything, because it is not known when the vaccine will be. But as the planes arrive more frequently, we will have the system open. shifts, « he argued. « This has to do with the fact that there are no breaks in the delivery of vaccines, and the Ministry of Health told us that this will no longer occur in a significant way, » he added.
Six stages of vaccination in CABA
Finally, he reiterated the six stages of vaccination planned for the City, they are:
adult health workers over 70 (although it will start for people over 80) and residences lpeople between 60 and 69 years old; strategic staff people between 18 and 59 years old with accompanying illness; and finally strategic groups.
Covishield vaccine arrived in Argentina
Argentina received at dawn this Wednesday the first batch of the Vaccine Covishield, which was prepared at the Serum Institute of India in collaboration with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, confirmed the ambassador of the Asian country in Buenos Aires, Dinesh Bhatia.
The Minister of Health, Ginés González García, received the batch of vaccines in Ezeiza
It is a batch of 580,000 doses of Vaccine against him Covid-19which is part of a total of 1,160,000 doses that the Argentine government will acquire through the Serum Institute, the Ministry of Health reported.
Last Tuesday the Health portfolio authorized the emergency use of the Vaccine Covishield.
Sptunik, the first to arrive in Argentina
The Argentine Government initiated the immunization plan against Covid-19 (disease caused by the new Coronavirus ) on December 29, with doses of the Vaccine Russian Sputnik V.
So far, the South American country has received 820,000 doses of the drug produced by the Gamaleya Center in Moscow.
Until February 12 it has been Vaccine days with two doses 222,185 people, according to the Ministry of Health.
Argentina registered a total of 2,033,060 cases of Covid-19 and 50,432 deaths from respiratory disease.
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