As has been applied to all adults, from now on adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 will be able to receive the vaccine reinforcement, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.
The announcement of the entity is given ad portas of the start of face-to-face classes, so this population will be able to approach any inoculation point to receive the biologicalthen with the third vaccine immunity is strengthened.
With this, not only will this age group be protected, but also those under 12 years of age who at the moment are not authorized to receive the reinforcement of the vaccine.
“In addition to directly providing protection to people between the ages of 12 and 17, vaccinating adolescents helps protect children under 3 years of age who cannot yet be vaccinated,” assured the Undersecretary of Health Strategies, Juan Manuel Castelli. .
Like the elderly, this population will receive the booster 4 months after completing the regimen of vaccination. The strategy is already being applied in at least 3 provinces.
The ministry also indicated that this population can receive reinforcement with the vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna, both from mRNA, which would be the ones authorized for this use in the country.
What is the application of the booster vaccine about?
Since the Government authorized the application of third doses, so far 9,827,787 people have received the reinforcementa figure that is expected to increase this Friday, February 4 with the “Night of Vaccines.
It should be remembered that for both young people and adults, the application of the reinforcement It is done with shift scheduling. In the case of adolescents, quotas are already being released.
In the event that citizens have recently had coronavirus, it is recommended to receive the reinforcement up to 90 days after presenting symptoms.