The vaccination campaign “most important in history”, In the words of the president Alberto Fernandez, entered a new stage. While managing the promised arrival of 51 million vaccines nationwide, the national government started this week with the application of the second dose of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V and injection to people over 60 years.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health of the Nation dated January 20, they have already been applied in total 288,064 vaccines in health workers throughout the national territory. To a lesser extent, in that round also some mayors, governors and even President Alberto Fernández himself, who this week received the prick together with the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, as a message of support for the safety of the vaccine after the approval of ANMAT.
The province of Buenos Aires is the district with the highest number of immunizations, reaching 101,494 doses appliedyes, if both the first and second batch of inoculations manufactured by the Gamaleya Institute are considered. In the top 5, the provinces of Córdoba (27,684), the Buenos aires city (25.246), Santa Fe (21,378) and Tucuman (12.136).
Governor Axel Kicillof, who from the first moment he decided to receive the injection, He is one of the most enthusiastic leaders with the vaccination campaign. Yesterday he was surprised to show a report in which he corroborated that the vaccine began to generate antibodies in his body. The study is part of a project in conjunction with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Nation that has the objective of creating a Serological Studies Platform.
With the application of the second dose and the future delivery of more Sputnik vaccines, the Buenos Aires government has already defined which will be the next groups that will come to the fore in the health priority. Kicillof announced that next week teachers and auxiliary personnel will be immunized with risk factors. As of February 1, it will be extended to the rest of the members of the educational community, as part of its plan of “safe return to face-to-face classes”. At the moment, there are more than 100,000 pre-registered teachers and about 21,000 will be the first to receive the injection next week. The shift allocation mechanism will continue on the platform Get vaccinated, whose system had some short circuits and irregularities at the municipal hospital level, in charge of the mayors. As he was able to relieve InfobaeSome workers could not be vaccinated despite having shifts assigned by the official website.
In the City of Buenos Aires it was not officially indicated what the vaccination strategy will be once the immunization of health personnel has been completed. The Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernan Quirós, stated that a virtual registration open to the population, although he clarified that the opening of this registry will be available once the amount of available doses assigned by the national government to the district is confirmed.
The educational issue tensed spirits in recent days in the Federal Capital. The unions rejected the official intention of the Buenos Aires head of government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta to move towards the greatest possible presence on February 17, when the school year resumes. Trade union organizations want lower the level of contagion, it suits school infrastructure and be guaranteed vaccination before returning to class, in tune with the plan presented by Axel Kicillof in the province of Buenos Aires.
This Sunday will will make the third flight to Russia, since the first one that came out on December 24. Flight AR1602 will depart from Ezeiza International Airport nonstop to Sheremetyevo Airport, with a route that will take between 15 and 17 hours.
The Government expects to bring 600 thousand doses, the maximum allowed, when the agreement with the government of Vladimir Putin implied entering 5 million in January. Although it seems an impossible task to complete within the established period, the portfolio of Ginés Gonzáles García confirmed that during this year more than 25 million people over 18 with 51,431,000 million doses.
According to an official report, the Ministry of Health has committed 22,431,000 doses of the company Astrazeneca; 9,000,000 of Covax; 20.000.000 Gamaleya (Sputnik), while having conversations with the laboratories Pfizer, Jannssen, Butantan / SinovacBiotech, Sinopharm, Moderna, and CanSino Biologics.
The federal vaccination strategy plans to progressively immunize 821.394 health workers; 7.414.866 60 years of age or older (167,936 in the 5,173 nursing homes for the elderly); 493.727 of the Armed Forces and Security Forces; 4.063.968 of between 18 and 59 years with comorbidities. The plan includes 1,417,310 members of the education staff (primary, secondary and tertiary) and 266,034 for essential State personnel such as university teachers and others.
Final numbers could be lower, since inoculation is voluntary and the anti-vaccine movement strengthened during the pandemic.
Before advancing into new groups, what remains is for the second dose of Sputnik V to be effectively applied, which has only just begun throughout the country. Formosa conspicuously had no registered vaccine applied, according to the official survey of the Ministry of Health of the Nation.