Lomas de Zamora has not registered positive cases of COVID for more than 24 hours and this data, in the context of a pandemic, is encouraging. “It is a time to grow, to continue growing, it is a time of great joy, it is time to recover what we lost. Let’s keep working, let’s keep taking care of ourselves, let’s keep getting vaccinated ”, emphasized the Municipal Health Secretary Mariano Ortega Soler.
“After 500 days of the first case of Covid in Lomas de Zamora, and more than 18 months of pandemic, in our District we had no case of Covid in these last 24 hours”, confirmed the Secretary of Health who also highlighted that “16 weeks ago at the national level the positive cases of Covid have been decreasing.”
Since mass vaccination began in the Buenos Aires province through the Vaccinate campaign, more than 400,000 residents of Lomas de Zamora received their first dose against the coronavirus and almost 300,000 have already completed their vaccination schedule.
“That is why it is a good time, as you asked us since the pandemic began. Martin Insaurralde, to thank the health personnel who worked tirelessly to end this pandemic for the effort we made as a city and as a community, ”said Ortega Soler.
The Secretary of Health also highlighted “the successful vaccination campaign that we carried out here in Lomas de Zamora.” “In each vaccination center, when each vaccine arrived, we knew that each vaccine meant a life saved,” he emphasized.
On December 29, 2020, the national government began the massive vaccination campaign throughout the country. In the Buenos Aires province, the Buenos Aires government launched the Vacunate campaign, a public, free and optional plan to which the Buenos Aires people joined en masse to receive the vaccine.
Within the framework of Vacunate, Lomas de Zamora set up 10 fixed vaccination centers that attended to residents from Monday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to implement mass vaccination and that conformed a milestone in the history of local healthcare.
In the first stage of the campaign, priority was given to the groups most vulnerable to the virus: people over 60 years old, people between 18 and 59 years old with pre-existing diseases, health personnel, security personnel, teaching personnel and auxiliary personnel.
As mass vaccination of priority groups progressed, the Municipality of Lomas added Itinerant vaccination posts in different neighborhoods so that all the neighbors could access the vaccines. In this way, vaccination was extended to the entire population over 18 years of age that did not integrate the prioritized groups.
Then, young people between the ages of 12 and 17 were vaccinated with pre-existing diseases, and, Currently, the campaign is advancing in the application of first doses for children under 17 years of age without risk condition and in completing the second dose schedule for the rest of the population.
The success of the massive vaccination campaign against the coronavirus was also based on raising awareness about the importance of applying vaccines and about the care and protocols that should be followed to avoid contagion. This allowed, little by little, the residents of Lomas to return to their daily activities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic the current Chief of Cabinet of the Province of Buenos Aires, Martín Insaurralde, He worked jointly as mayor of Lomas de Zamora, with the President Alberto Fernández and the Governor Axel Kicillof to carry out what he called “the largest vaccination campaign in our history” where “each Lomense who puts his shoulder becomes a protagonist.”
All these measures and the commitment of health personnel and neighbors are what made it possible for today in Lomas de Zamora to be celebrated for more than 24 hours without registering positive cases of COVID.