In the Buenos aires city, the vaccination campaign Against the coronavirus, it already has 1,054,413 people inoculated with the first dose and 286,628 have already completed the scheme, according to data from the Buenos Aires government.
This corresponds to the decision of the National Ministry of Health: to cover the largest possible number of the vaccinated population with a first dose and to reduce the impact of the pandemic in the territory. However, open the doubts among those who were vaccinated and are still waiting for the second dose.
In the City the over 80 years old were those who began to be vaccinated from February 22, most of them, with the Sputnik V vaccines. According to the data he was able to access Clarion his between 23 thousand and 24 thousand people who are turning 12 weeks from the first dose. This Thursday, 26 thousand doses of the second component of the Sputnik V vaccine were received and shift delivery has already startedIn this way they hope to complete the scheme of these people.
The infectologist doctor Martin Hojman, from SADI (Argentine Society of Infectology), stated that the 12 weeks stipulated for the placement of the second are a “convention that responds to a precedent, in this case to what had been happening in Great Britain ”.
“The intervals between one component and another do not have a direct correlation with the performance of the vaccines. Let us bear in mind that vaccines -that is, antibodies – do not expire. In the case of what was determined here, with respect to the 12 weeks interval between the first and the second dose, is the minimum time “, the doctor described.
In this sense, he pointed out that “it has been proven that the response after the first dose is robust and the antibodies, durable” and remarked that “the first dose generates the antibodies and the second, reinforces them. That is to say that those that were generated they are not lost “.
For its part, the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health reported that “today the The first urgency is to continue expanding coverage to the entire population with first doses. Of course, depending on the intake of vaccines, we will go closing the schemes of people already vaccinated ”.
According to information from the Buenos Aires government, until Wednesday 1,366,688 of the 1,398,012 received have been applied.
Currently, the City is registering and granting shifts to the population between 50 and 54 years old, without prevalent diseases. The vast majority of strategic personnel – especially security forces and teachers and non-teachers – are vaccinated, according to the ministry.
For the next few days, other shipments with doses of AstraZeneca are expected, among which are those produced in Argentina, which were finished packaging in Mexico and the United States, more vaccines are also expected from Russia. While this Thursday it was confirmed that a batch with 980,000 AstraZeneca doses He will arrive in Ezeiza on Monday at 6.40.
By the end of June, the arrival of a contract signed for 2 million doses of Sinopharm; which would mark the return of this vaccine, because China had suspended its export to advance with the inoculation of that population.