Argentina will vaccinate children against covid-19 from 6 months of age.
Argentina will begin vaccinating children from 6 months to 3 years of age against covid-19, reinforcements will also be applied to the pediatric population between 3 and 4 years of age and the first vaccines of the Moderna laboratory would arrive during the week of July 25.
“The vaccines used will be from the RNA platform of the Moderna laboratory and will be used to start schemes from 6 months to 2 years, 11 months and 29 days,” the Argentine Ministry of Health said in a statement.
The health portfolio will advance with inoculation in infants after the regulatory entity, the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT), gave its approval.
The next shipment with 1,400,000 doses will arrive in three weeks, with which, according to President Alberto Fernández, Argentina would be the first country in Latin America to make this healthy decision.
“Argentina becomes the first country in Latin America, and one of the first in the world, to start vaccinating children from 6 months of age against covid-19,” Fernández wrote through his Twitter account.
“After advancing with Moderna for its authorization by the ANMAT, on July 25 we will receive 1,400,000 pediatric doses to start the scheme for children between 6 months and 3 years, and for reinforcement between 3 and 4 years. . Vaccines are safe and necessary,” added the head of state.
For her part, the head of Health, Carla Vizzotti, stated that the coronavirus is present and will continue to circulate seasonally.
“The pandemic is in another stage, clearly, it is another situation. But the virus is there, the virus is going to continue with us, circulating seasonally. We are better thanks to the vaccines and that is why we have to continue vaccinating ourselves,” Vizzotti clarified.
During the last week, Argentina registered 27,154 cases and 39 deaths from the pandemic, while the occupation of beds in intensive care centers has an occupation of 44.6%.
With 46,234,830 million inhabitants, the South American country has 40.8 million with the vaccination schedule started and 37.6 million with the full schedule, while 24.8 million has a booster dose and 3.1 million doses additional.