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Fifth dose against covid is a novelty in town and a curious fact

Fifth dose against covid is a novelty in town and a curious fact


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Portenos over the age of 50 can give themselves a booster without a prior appointment. At the same time, more than one thousand people still apply the first dose in a day in the country.

Vaccination campaign against Kovid nears completion two years in Argentina. Health officials called a few days ago to receive all people over the age of 50 fifth dose, The call comes in the context of a novelty in the city and a national curiosity.

The novelty of Buenos Aires is that you can now attend authorized vaccination centers no pre turnuntil they have passed Four months By applying the fourth dose (or second booster). In other words, it is not mandatory to appeal to the Boti chatbot or sign up via the web.

The curiosity in the country is that while Argentina has already implemented the fifth dose, there are still more than a thousand per day who are applying first dose Against SARS-CoV-2 virus. During the last two months, they were on average 1.318 People who started their first scheme in the country.

was there too 1.452 People were given a second dose per day. As far as the “extra dose” is concerned, it was applied to 154 residents per day and the first booster, 5.014 every 24 hours. The second booster recorded an average of 5.864 Daily puncture during the survey period.

If all the vaccines applied in that period are added up, the total was 884.162enough . with an average of 14,260 vaccinations per dayFar from the level when Covid was a two-headed health monster: on January 7, 2021 – Micron’s absolute boom – was achieved with more than a national record 571 million puncture in a single day.




A vaccination center in Avellaneda. Nationally, approximately 14,000 doses are administered per day. Photo: Xinhua

There are still no data on the number of people receiving a fifth dose. The third booster—or fifth dose—was decided by the country’s health ministers in early November. 50. everyone older than, This second group is able-bodied, following the same age target called for in the first, but only those who received the Sinoform vaccine in the first plan.

Now, anyone who received the fourth dose more than four months ago will be able to claim the fifth. The provinces began to implement it and the city of Buenos Aires took another route, this time: “We don’t call them that anymore. take a turn when they wantand if they go to the post no turns They are also vaccinated”, he explained bugle Buenos Aires Health Ministry sources.

Free vaccination is a new approach in the Buenos Aires region and this comes at a time when the demand for vaccines against COVID, as seen, dropped significantly, In the province of Buenos Aires, free vaccination was already implemented to encourage the population to access vaccination centers.

Those who have to administer the fifth dose in the city can participate. five authorized locations: Arcos 2319 (Belgrano); Club San Lorenzo (Avenida La Plata 1782), Bar Association (Corrientes 1441); Beiró 4629 (Devoto) and the Ministry of Health (Amancio Alcorta 2100). Overall they are administering Modern Vaccine.

San Lorenzo Vaccination In June 2021, When Demand Was High.  It Is Still Enabled.  Photo: Andres D'Elia


San Lorenzo vaccination in June 2021, when demand was high. It is still enabled. Photo: Andres D’Elia

The fact that there are still people in Argentina who are applying the first and second doses is, on the one hand, a curiosity. But at the same time, according to infectologist Eduardo López, it means a weakness. “It clearly shows that we didn’t send a good message To get people vaccinated,” he says.

Although when breaking down the problem, the specialist focuses more on the shortcoming of the third and fourth doses: “I think the first dose has 90 percent coverage. The second, about 80 percent. But It is down in the third dose and even more so in the fourth dose,” he says.

Lopez adds that “with the Micron version, having three doses is the minimum. moderately protected, But to improve protection, a fourth is needed, especially in people over the age of 50 and those with an underlying disease or who are immunosuppressed.

When asked why people have almost stopped vaccinating in the second half of 2022, López believes that “it hasn’t been enough publicity, And the percentage is even lower in case of boys. a significant effort will have to be made for reverse the situation,

While it is true that the perception of danger decreased with Covid, it was possible thanks for the vaccination, And in the transition from the emergency of the past to the control of the present, there appears to be a new challenge: to reassure the population about the importance of vaccination even in this post-pandemic environment.

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