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Over 465 thousand Children and Teenagers have got the first Dose of local Soberana 02 Vaccine

2021-09-27 11:24:22 / web.radiorebelde@icrt.cu / JC Caballero Puig

Over 465 thousand Children and Teenagers have got the first Dose of local Soberana 02 Vaccine

With the incorporation this Saturday of the provinces that had not yet begun vaccination in the group between 2 and 11 years of age, Cuba is carrying out the immunization campaign against COVID-19 in pediatric ages in all its territories, the first one to be carried out in the world in children under 12 years of age.

Dr. Lena López Ambrón, Head of the National Immunization Program at the local Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP, described the way these days have been, taking into account the first dose of the local Soberana 02 vaccine has reached over 465 thousand children and teenagers.

“The first days have been featured by a massive attendance; I believe that all the parents were anxiously awaiting the vaccination process of the smallest ones at home, which was the population that was being shown to us, there has been a lot of availability, joy, enthusiasm in terms of vaccinating our local infants”.

López Ambrón, specialist in Epidemiology, announced to the local Radio Rebelde station the news that was expected by the community of those having allergy to Thimerosal.

"This Monday the vaccination of the allergy ones of the adult population should begin, and from Wednesday on, the vaccination of children with this type of allergy will be incorporated. This will take place in specific vaccinations in each municipality." He said.

"The heterologous scheme of two doses of the local Soberana 02 plus vaccine, which is a booster dose of Soberana Plus at 28-day intervals, demonstrated safety in clinical trials." Recalled the Head of the Immunization Program of MINSAP about the most frequent adverse events in a large-scale immunization process.

“It is a very safe vaccine, along with the common type of adverse event of any vaccine, such as mainly pain at the injection site, headache, and fatigue.” He said.

The expert declared that children under 2 years of age; infants and teenagers who have been ill with COVID-19; those ones with an acute infection; and those with a decompensated chronic disease and the ones allergic to Thimerosal should not be vaccinated, a group that will soon they will be administered the immunogenic without that ingredient.

Over 465 thousand children and teenagers have already been administered the first dose of Soberana 02 vaccine while the beginning
of the vaccination process for those allergic to Thimerosal will be  announced next week.

By Claudia Díaz Pérez

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