Vaccination of schoolchildren in La Paz reaches 55%

Vaccination of schoolchildren in La Paz reaches 55%

Page Seven / La Paz

The progress of vaccination to the population from five to 17 years old reached 55%, according to the Mayor’s Office of La Paz. The commune reported that this figure is the result of the “Crusade for Life”, the house-to-house vaccination campaign that began on January 16, when the percentage was 30%.

“Once again in La Paz we are on the rise in vaccination thanks to the effort and understanding of citizens. We are still champions in vaccination from five to 17 years, but it is missing. We have a great advance in relation to those of us who were before the Crusade for Life”, Mayor Iván Arias said yesterday at the Municipal Emergency Operations Committee (COEM).

The secretary of comprehensive health and sports, Cecilia Vargas, said that according to data from the Municipal Health Service, vaccination coverage in the department reached almost 47,000 children from five to 11 years of age, more than 37,000 adolescents from 12 to 15 and more than 2,528 young people aged 16 and 17.

According to Vargas, La Paz achieved 116% of people aged 18 and over vaccinated with the first dose and in that same population group 101% with the second dose. “It is because we have a target population as a municipality and people come from other municipalities and from El Alto to get vaccinated here. We are vaccinating people from Palca, Achocalla and the Yungas,” Arias said.

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