Tuesday, December 6, 2022
In view of the increase in cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health of the province has recommended that the population, first of all, carry out vaccination plans against COVID-19 as appropriate.
All those people whose last dose of vaccine was administered 4 months or more ago should visit COVID free vaccination centers to apply the respective reinforcement.
This recommendation especially emphasizes people over the age of 50, people with risk factors, and people who are pregnant.
Current vaccination plans according to target population:
• Complete Primary Plan (2nd dose): Boys and girls 6 months to 2 years of age.
• First booster dose: Boys and girls 3 to 17 years old.
• Second booster dose: 18 to 49 years old.
• Third booster dose: People over the age of 50, people over the age of 18 with risk factors, people over the age of 12 who are immunocompromised, healthcare workers, strategic personnel, people in closed or long-term hospital stays Live or work in recruitment institutions.
Regarding the use of the chinstrap, its mandatory use continues only in areas intended for health care: hospitals, hospitals, primary health care centers, medical offices or other businesses that address health-related issues, such as clinical trials. Diagnostics, immunizations, and other institutions that assist people with reduced mobility or older adults with at-risk disorders.
The use of a chinstrap is recommended in closed spaces, including educational institutions and public transport.
Every person with respiratory symptoms should wear a mask for a period of at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms and refrain from participating in work, educational and social activities and minimize contact with at-risk people during the symptomatic period needed to reduce transmission. of respiratory virus. This recommendation is independent of whether the diagnosis of COVID is confirmed by PCR or antigen.
People over the age of 50, pregnant people and people with risk conditions of any age should go to a health center from the start and follow medical indications, before the appearance of symptoms consistent with any respiratory disease .
People under the age of 50 without risk factors should go to a health center if symptoms persist or worsen.
If you have a history of traveling abroad and have symptoms, you should visit a health center and report the history.
It is recalled that in this phase of surveillance, the Ministry of Health does not follow-up nor issue isolation or discharge certificates. The only valid certificates are those issued by a medical professional like any pathology.