Just over 18 months after the start of the vaccination campaign, Argentina has 84% of its population vaccinated. However, the loss of potency of the doses and the new mutations of the virus are not compatible, so the Ministry of Health urged people to get the booster vaccine.
A vaccine can be defined as follows: a dose of bacteria or virus that is injected into the bloodstream in order to generate antibodies that fight against a condition.
In this sense, the request to administer the booster vaccine or the additional it was aimed at the most immunologically vulnerable sectors: people over 55 years of age, with comorbidities, and minors, as well as chronically ill, psychiatric patients, among others.
Source: (Public Television News).
The Public Vaccination Monitor reported that as of June 22, the figure of 105,218,582 doses placed nationwide was reached. These are broken down as follows:
- First dose: 40,830,418 people.
- Second dose: 37,573,203 people.
- Booster dose: 23,726,950 people.
- Additional dose: 3,088,011 people.
Safe, mandatory and free
Finally, the Ministry of Health of the Nation recalled that the doseincluding those of the coronavirus, “they are safe, mandatory, free, and are applied in health centers without the need for a medical order”. In addition, the institution urged to continue with self-care measures during these cold months, which encourage not only contagion, but also the cultivation of the flu.