Salud and Pami coordinate preparatory actions for vaccination against Covid-19

17/11/2020 – 10:29 Santiago

The Minister of Health, Lic. Natividad Nassif and the Undersecretary Dr. César Monti held a working meeting with the Director of PAMI at the local level, Dr. Julio Castro with the aim of advancing in the coordination of actions for the next arrival of the vaccine against COVID-19.

PAMI has more than 87,000 members over 60 years of age, one of the target groups for immunization, along with health personnel, strategic personnel, and people between 18 and 59 years of age with risk factors.

For this, the health portfolio launched an organizational strategy that includes all aspects related to logistics, distribution, application of the vaccine and the nominalized registry of those who must be immunized due to their vulnerability.

In this way, as reported by Minister Natividad Nassif, the health portfolio begins a series of working meetings with PAMI, IOSEP, the Association of Clinics and Sanatoriums, the Red Cross and the Universities, among other institutions in order to Analyze with each of the actors, all the aspects of this campaign that will be of great complexity. Not only because of the number of people who have to place two doses in a short period of time, but because of the transport logistics and cold chain it requires, as well as a strict registration system.

The meeting was attended by Dra. Amparo López, Medical Coordinator and Dr. Adriana Andrade, Executive Coordinator of PAMI; the director of APS, Dra. Marta Tarchini; the Director of Medical Attention, Dr. Oscar Gallardo and the reference of Epidemiological Surveillance, Dra. Lorena Méndez.

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