Updated 03/02/2021 2:16 PM
The Minister of Health of the province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Gollan, announced this Tuesday morning that the Province will begin to vaccinate those
under 60 years of age
, but giving priority to those with
that make the infection with the coronavirus more risky .
Gollan explained that the Sinopharm vaccine, of Chinese origin, will be destined to that group, since this preparation does not have
at the moment
to be applied to people over 60 years of age
The Buenos Aires minister estimated that these certifications will probably arrive, but indicated that in the meantime, the vaccine will be destined to those under 60 years of age although, he added, "and also to those
over 60 who, for example, may eventually be in residential homes permanently.
The official pointed out that it is estimated that in the district there are around
2.3 million people with
In relation to how the condition of a minor under 60 years old with a previous risk disease, an especially delicate point in the context of the VIP vaccine scandal, must be proven, the minister pointed out that
must be submitted
"Each citizen is going to sign, it is cumbersome, because it adds a new process, an affidavit that they have such a disease. Of course that is supported by the
medication they take regularly
, of course it is supported by a
," explained Gollan at a press conference.
In line with recent statements by Governor Axel Kicillof, Gollan indicated that these control measures will be taken, but that vaccination will be prioritized:
"Vaccination is a health event, not a police event,"
the minister synthesized his position in clear reference to the criticisms that the ruling party is receiving vaccination for those who "skip the queue."
On the other hand, Gollan affirmed that during the day of this Tuesday the number of
"half a million vaccines applied"
against the coronavirus in his district will be exceeded.
"Throughout the day, we will have exceeded 500 thousand doses applied. Today we are going to spend half a million vaccines applied," the official said at a press conference in La Plata, as quoted by the Telam news agency.
He also maintained that "the vaccination of security personnel and health workers that had not been registered, the geriatrics, teachers with risk factors and those over 70 years of age" continues.
"We are receiving a good supply of Sinopharm and Sputnik vaccines, with which we will have a good rhythm and next Thursday we will expand the allocation of shifts," he said.
Gollan said that, in the territory, "there are
new vaccination points
: universities, early care units, sports centers, football clubs and stadiums, retirement centers and cultural spaces, in addition to 171 hospitals, 108 vaccination posts, 39 IOMA, the PAMI and geriatric points ", cites Télam.
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