People with prioritized comorbidities can get vaccinated without an appointment – Health

The Ministry of Health announced this Friday that all people with comorbilidades prioritized that already appear in the portal My Vaccine They will be able to attend this weekend, regardless of age, to receive doses against covid-19 at the points provided by EPS and local authorities.

This decision seeks to encourage the application of doses on weekends and at the same time begin to massively cover this population that is in stage III and due to their conditions and ailments they have a greater risk against covid-19.

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This week, precisely, it was determined that there are 27 prioritized comorbidities in this stage and those over 12 years old may be vaccinated:

1. Hypertensive diseases
2. Diabetes
3. Kidney failure
4. VIH
5. Cancer
6. Tuberculosis
7. EPOC
8. Asthma
9. Obesity Grade 1, 2 and 3 (Body Mass Index> 30)
10. On the waiting list for transplantation of vital organs
11. Post transplant of vital organs.
12. Acute ischemic heart disease
13. Heart failure
14. Cardiac arrhythmias
15. Cerebrovascular disease
16. Neurological disorders
17. Down Syndrome
18. Primary immunodeficiency
19. Schizophrenia, Schizotypal Disorder, and Delusional Disorders
20. Autism
21. Bipolar disorder
22. Intellectual disability and other mental disorders due to brain dysfunction injury or somatic disease
23. Cystic Fibrosis
24. Rheumatoid arthritis
25. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
26. Ankylosing Spondylitis
27. Vasculitis

“The exercise we have to do is open the massive application and we are proposing a campaign Saturday and Sunday to be able to close the group of people over 50 years of age and start the subsequent ones,” said the Minister of Health this Friday, Fernando Ruiz placeholder image, during the Unified Command Post (PMU).

In addition, Gerson Bermont, Director of Promotion and Prevention of the Ministry, announced that after the meeting with the Vaccine Advisory Committee it was defined to authorize from this moment “that all people with comorbilidades that appear in My Vaccine will be able to go to be vaccinated without scheduling ”.

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According to the data released this Friday, with a cut to June 9, at least one dose had been covered with at least one dose to 87.55 percent of those over 80 years of age; 76.11 percent of those between 75 and 79; 74.24 percent of people between 70 and 74; 68.66 percent of citizens between 65 and 69 and 60.81 percent of those between 60 and 64. In addition, 86.17 percent of health workers have already received at least one dose.

Similarly, it was reported that 18.3 million doses have arrived in the country, 18.1 million have been assigned and 16.1 million have already been distributed. “Between today and tomorrow we will accelerate distribution,” said Bermont, who explained that 1,119 are already being reached, with 3,676 institutions applying vaccines.

On the other hand, Weimar Pazos Enciso, head of the Office of Information and Communication Technologies (OTIC), also indicated that work is being done so that Colombians who get vaccinated abroad can report that vaccine received through Mi Vacuna.

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“We are going to enable a self-report in the Mi Vacuna web application. With their identification number and date of issue they will be able to find a button for vaccinated abroad and there they will be able to give us the information, ”he explained and stated that it is expected to be enabled next week.

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