The second batch of doses were distributed throughout the country
The vaccination process is progressing without major relapses across the country. In the first nine days it was possible to vaccinate 40 thousand people With the first batch of doses distributed at the beginning of last week. From the start it was the intention of the Ministry of Health Divide the actors into two parts To monitor the use of vaccines by the provinces and reduce the margin of error.
The most prominent disturbance occurred in the municipality of Olavaria, 400 vaccines were lost when the cold chain broke. Last week, 450 doses of Sputnik V arrived in Olavarría. 50 people were vaccinated on Wednesday The remaining 400 had to be stored.
Local Mayor Ezequiel Galle It had been suggested that they be kept at the municipality’s vaccination center, but the health authorities decided to do so at a regional medical center, Luciano Alfredo Fortabate Cancer Hospital. This Monday, when it was arranged to resume vaccination, Officials from the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health noted some storage irregularities. Finally, the doses had to be weaned off.
In this second batch it will be sent 150 thousand doses for all provinces. Each one is allocated an amount that will be completed in the next few days. The total designated by jurisdiction is 123,000 a Buenos Aires; 23.200 A Autonomous City of Buenos Aires; 2,800 a Catamarca; 7.800 a Chaco; 3.000 a Chubut; 22,000 a Cordoba; 6.800 a Currents; 10.200 A Between rivers; 3.400 a Formosa; 4.600 a Gojoy; 2,200 a Bamba; 2.600 a Ryoga; 11.000 a Mendoza; 5.200-a Errands; 3.600 a Neukin; 4.400 a Black River; 8.200-A Jumping; 4.600 a San Juan; 3.400 a Saint Louis; 24,000 a Santa Fe; 6.000 a Santiago del Estero; 1.200 a Land of fire And 11400 to Tucuman.
In this first case, the vaccine is intended for health workers between the ages of 18 and 59, from intensive care units and microbiology laboratories in health institutions located in large urban agglomerations. And health authorities warn that it is in those places where the epidemic has had the greatest impact and where there is the greatest risk of the arrival of the second wave of infections. The next step will be to vaccinate security forces and those over the age of 60.
The distribution process has real-time monitoring systems in which the Ministry of Security is involved, and delivery is done in proportion to the target population. Doses will arrive on Thursday and can start on Friday.
While, The government expects to start the second shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine in mid-January. The supply contract signed between Argentina and Russia is 19,700,000 doses. By the middle of this month they should arrive 5 million doses. Most of them will receive the drug that applies in the first dose, equivalent to that which arrived at the end of December.
The first dose of Sputnik V should generate 75% of the antibodies. The second should be given from the 21st to the 60th day; on those 39 days, those who used should receive the second first dose. In the second injection, the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine will be 92% complete.Sputnik V arrived in Argentina in the last days of December (Image: EFE)
The government’s plan is to vaccinate 15 million people before the start of April. everybody Basic And the Groups at risk in the country. It is an ambitious target that will be adjusted according to the arrival of the second shipment in time, form, distribution and time of submission made by each province.
While the vaccination plan continues, The President and the Governors outlined progress in implementing the restrictive measures To prevent coronavirus cases from continuing to grow. The government has suggested limiting nighttime activities, reducing trips abroad, and ordering PCR tests The moment a person arrives in any county by plane. Especially to destinations where there are more cases.
Additionally, Alberto Fernandez decided that the referees may Application margin in each of its regions to reduce temporary night traffic. Another issue is the limitation 10 The number of people in meetings and again use restriction Transportation General Basic workers. The governors supported the proposals and it was agreed to continue working with the Chief of Staff, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health for implementation.
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