Efforts continue to vaccinate 18-year-olds in Sinaloa


In Sinaloa, one million 173 thousand 661 people have already been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the 18 municipalities

Sin.- The Secretary of HealthEfren Torres Encinas, is still in negotiations with the federal government and the Ministry of National Health, to expedite campaign vaccination in young people over 18 years.

This Thursday he went to Mexico City to discuss this and other issues with the federal government authorities. At the same time, he participated in the third extraordinary meeting of the National Health Council for Well-being, led by the Secretary of HealthJorge Alcocer Varela .

Encinas Torres pointed out that the management of a special consignment for young people resides in the fact that, being the most infected population in the third wave of infections, the effectiveness that vaccines have shown to prevent serious cases will contribute to combating Covid-19.

“ If we observe most of the infections right now they have been young people, between 18 and 40 years old, and therefore, if we manage to vaccinate the population of this age range, once vaccinated, for example, we have already started This weekend, two weeks later they would theoretically have the generation of antibodies ”, he declared.

He commented that the vaccination will help to make a much-desired projection so that active cases decrease, probably by the middle of August.

” Given this, we are also waiting for the possibility of an important remittance that Governor Quirino Ordaz himself has made to the President of the Republic, a strong amount to cover the age range still younger people that would allow covering this number of people who are logically being more affected because they are not vaccinated ”, he explained.

The Secretary of Health, detailed that 80 percent of hospitalized patients do not have any dose of vaccine, while the remaining 17 percent have a single-dose scheme and 3 percent of patients with the full scheme, hence it is found that the vulnerable population is the unvaccinated population.

He stressed that despite the fact that the federation sends an important remittance for vaccination to the young population, it is vital that people empower themselves with sanitary measures

In Sinaloa, one million 173 thousand 661 people have already been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the 18 municipalities, reaching 56.2 percent of the population to be vaccinated.

It should be noted that despite the fact that so far the application of vaccines is for people over 30 years of age in Sinaloa, it was authorized to apply single doses to people over 18 years of age in the municipalities of Badiraguato and Choix, due to their difficult-to-access mountain geography.

Source: elsoldemazatlan.com.mx

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