Despite the fact that the national government had already given the green light for the application of the fourth dosewhich will begin in the coming weeks, a province went ahead of the Executive and enabled its application.
In this sense, Salta began to apply the second reinforcement of the coronavirus vaccine for everyone over 50 years of age. Immunosuppressed people over 12 years of age will also receive the fourth dose.
According to the provincial Ministry of Public Health, the fourth dose It will be administered 4 months after receiving the first booster, which will also be a national requirement.
The head of the Salta Immunization Program, Adriana Jure, also reported that priority will be given to people who have received organ transplants, who live with HIV or who suffer from hemato-oncological pathologies.
also the second reinforcement It will be administered to patients who receive very strong medical treatments that alter the immune system, since they are more susceptible to catching the virus.
When will the application of the fourth dose begin in the country?
As the Government communicated, the fourth dose will begin to be administered in the territory as of March 1 in those over 3 years of age with immunosuppression problems and over 50 years of age who have received the first booster.
Citizens must go to the vaccination clinics and present their identity document, along with the vaccination card certifying that they have received the 3 doses previously.
Although for now the second booster will only be administered in this population, The Government does not rule out extending the measure to all citizens. The vaccine could even be applied once a year.
Argentina is the fourth country in Latin America to authorize the application of the fourth dose, since its predecessors are Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.