The Ombudsman’s Office reported that it has initiated “an ex officio investigation, regarding the application of a booster dose allegedly higher than that allowed for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.”
The day before, it was learned that specialists denounced that the Ministry of Health (Minsa) used twice as much (100 micrograms) when placing the booster with the Moderna company vaccine, and that this generated slightly more intense adverse effects in those vaccinated (adults elderly and medical personnel).
The Minsa said yesterday in a statement that “based on the recommendations of the Immunization expert committee”, the fourth dose will be 50 micrograms. It was not made clear whether 100-microgram doses were previously applied for the Moderna boosters.
The Ombudsman’s Office indicates that the facts disclosed “must be quickly clarified and determine responsibilities, if applicable” and demands that the Ministry of Health expand its statement from yesterday, considering it “insufficient”.
“It should be clarified if the ‘booster dose’ (fourth dose) was applied following the indications of the laboratory and the recommendations of the WHO (World Health Organization)”, he asserts.
The entity also requests to establish a clear communication strategy in the face of the complaint, in order not to affect or create distrust of the immunization process against the coronavirus.
Also, remember that vaccines are safe, effective, and key to ending the pandemic.