Colombia will provide a third booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people over the age of 70, The Ministry of Health announced today, Thursday.
(Read: Colombia will implement a third dose of the Covid vaccine)
prove “Apply a third dose or booster dose to the Colombian population aged 70 and overThe head of that bag, Fernando Ruiz, said in a video posted to Twitter.
(Read: The third dose will be different from the first two doses applied)
Ruiz explained that those who wish to receive the additional injection should do so at least six months after applying the second dose. The measure will take effect from October 1.
Colombia Approximately 37.8 million doses have been applied by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sinovac.. Approximately 16 million people have the full vaccination schedule recommended by laboratories.
Minister Ruiz advised to apply ‘Biological same“Used in the previous two doses or the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, which are messenger RNA. In August, the Ministry of Health had already offered an additional dose for immunosuppressed people, who are more susceptible to the virus.
Colombia records about 125,000 deaths from the disease and More than 4.9 million infectionss. The country of 50 million people has weathered the most severe phase of the pandemic and, since mid-July, has reported a gradual decline in deaths and injuries. The deadly third peak was blown up by the “Mo” variant, according to the authorities.
The Health Portfolio recognized that mass vaccination, which began in February, was the main reason for the lower numbers. In the country, everyone over 12 years old can be vaccinated. Other countries such as Spain, Uruguay and the United Kingdom have already started giving a third dose to the most vulnerable populations.
With 2,259 deaths per million inhabitants, Colombia is the fourth most affected country by COVID-19 in Latin America, after Peru, Brazil and Argentina.
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