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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

COVID: Health Cuba will implement 9 million doses of Abdala vaccine for children aged 5 to 11

Under Secretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatelireported that 9 million doses of Cuba’s Vaccine Against COVID AbdalaWhich will apply to girls and boys in the age group of 5 to 11 years.

In a press conference, he told that there is a three-dose scheme of this biological and the vaccines that will come will be enough for this. three million children,

“We have already signed contracts with the Cuban government and its biotechnology company for the Abdalla vaccine with nine million doses,” he said.

The Under Secretary indicated that, in order to continue immunization of children in this age range, the delivery of vaccines COVAX MACHINERY,

The first batch of COVAX vaccines will arrive in the country from September 8 to 9 and the last from September 26 to September 30, which will be used to administer the second dose to this segment of the population.

Lee: Cofeprise favors Abdala, Cuba’s vaccine against COVID

Although President Andres Manuel López Obrador and federal officials have already assured that the Abdala vaccine will be used in the country, Federal commission for protection against sanitary hazards (Coffepris) had not yet – as of June 17 of this year – received a formal request for registration of the drug and its use in children, so it had not yet determined whether it would be applicable in the children’s population. Whether it meets the quality and safety requirements. ,

Cofepris confirmed through a request for information that it does not have documentary records showing that authorization for the emergency use of the Cuban Abdala vaccine in children 2 years of age and older is already being analyzed .

The Federal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) authorized – on December 29, 2021 – the emergency use of the Cuban Abdala vaccine against COVID-19.

Covid situation in Mexico

Under Secretary López-Gatell pointed out that the country has had a declining trend in COVID infections for eight weeks; indicated that only 4% of the normal beds are occupied and 2% are earmarked for those with critical illness.

In terms of mortality, he said, the figure is already in single digits and is expected to remain so for several more weeks.

Read: Cuba approves its Abdala vaccine, the first vaccine against COVID in Latin America

Mexico opened the week, yesterday, with the registration of another 624 cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths on Monday, reports the federal health ministry.

The agency’s daily report states that after two and a half years of epidemic in the country, the number of accumulated cases reached 7 million 041 thousand 805.

The death toll from the disease rose to 329,630.

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