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The Federal Health Council recommended postponing the second dose of the coronavirus vaccines

2021-03-26T17:25:23.227Z

Each district can decide whether to follow the recommendation. The position of the City and the Province.



03/26/2021 1:58 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

Updated 03/26/2021 2:22 PM

In the midst of the difficulty in obtaining vaccines against the coronavirus and in the face of an imminent second wave of infections, the Federal Health Council issued this Friday the recommendation to

postpone the application of the second doses

of the vaccines, in order to cover with a first dose to as many people as possible.

Each district may adopt the recommendation

according to its vaccination strategy

and the particularities of its population.

The authorities of the Health portfolios of the Federal Capital and the province of Buenos Aires were in recent days

favorable to adopt this strategy

.

On the morning of this Friday, Fernán Quirós highlighted the convenience that the postponement of the second doses has been showing so far in a context of few vaccines.

In this sense, the City Health Minister pointed out: "My technical point of view is that we should rapidly expand vaccination with one dose to all risk groups that we can reach, and

two or three months later apply the second dose.

to give them continuity of coverage. "

In turn, this Thursday, Nicolás Kreplak, Vice Minister of Health of the Province, highlighted in statements to radio La Red: "There are many reasons to understand that

with a single dose one already has an immunization process

."

The Buenos Aires official explained that it was being seen in many countries of the world that giving more time to the second dose

was even beneficial

in terms of the final immunity achieved by vaccinated people.

"Even as a health policy, what everyone is saying is that it turns us

Jan, to face the disease, give a single dose to everyone quickly and

the second in a few months

, later, "Kreplak added this Thursday.

Already in January, Carla Vizzotti, then second to Ginés González García in the national health portfolio, had spoken out in favor of this initiative.

"In this context of a pandemic, it is very logical to think that

more people

can be

vaccinated with the first dose and postpone the second

until the outbreak is under control," said the now minister.

And, at that time, he added: "The most important health decision that we have to consider is whether we want to have 10 million people vaccinated by March with two doses or if we prefer to have

20 million people with only one

."

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