the National Ministry of Health activated last week the fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines For people who have received SputnikV, and must go to countries which do not accept it, which any of the inoculants authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) can be applied.
The application process was in the hands of each jurisdictionwho will be responsible for applying them with the bottles they already have and which have been sent to them by the national health authorities.
These are people who if it weren’t for the special circumstance of a trip, they shouldn’t be given a new dose. Those who should receive it to boost their protection against the coronavirus are those over 50 who have two doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine and immunocompromised patients.
The ministry that leads Carla Vizzetti explained that the decision was adopted”due to the postponement of the World Health Organization (WHO) inspection to assess the inclusion of Sputnik V in its list of COVID-19 vaccines for use in emergencies. When the international organization approves it, it will be accepted by most countries that currently do not consider it valid, such as the European Union and the United States.
In this context, it is “The Nation’s Department of Health allows jurisdictions to apply the required dose for travel purposes to those who have already received Sputnik V. In this context and based on the company’s request to access a complete schedule with vaccines authorized by the WHO in order to be able to travel to countries that request it, jurisdictions have the ability to deliver the required dose,” officially declared.
the The National Ministry of Health “allows this possibility since Argentina has the necessary doses to start, complete the regimes and apply booster doses to all of its target population”, he added.
Thus, while the Province of Buenos Aires has already implemented the process, The city of Buenos Aires had not yet defined how those who reside in the neighborhood and must apply the fourth dose to travel should do so.
The requirements in the province of Buenos Aires are as follows:
— To receive the fourth dose for travel, you will need present the documentation that accredits the trip. It will be considered valid “plane ticket, hotel reservation, etc.”
— Download informed consent of the construction site www.vacunatepba.gob.ar Yes take it printed
– Introduce someone at any position in Buenos Aires without a shift or prior registration to be able to get vaccinated
— A minimum interval of four weeks must have been observed since application of the last dose
The Nation’s Ministry of Health stressed that “the application of these doses will be subject to the particularities of whoever requests them, according to your state of health and respecting a minimum interval of four weeks since the application of the last dose. Since this vaccination responds to a personal decision, there must be a reliable verification of the trip and the signing of an informed consent where the listed conditions are explained.
Last Thursday, Minister Vizzotti announced the government’s decision to authorize the application of a fourth dose against COVID-19 with one of the WHO-approved vaccines to people who must travel and who have completed their regimen with the inoculant of Russian origin. , not yet globally approved.
The Minister admitted that it is not recommended to receive vaccines for those who are not part of the specific group chosen to do so to improve your immune response. At the start of the vaccination campaign “we don’t recommend going somewhere to get vaccinated and then get another one” because a lot of people “have traveled for one vaccine and come back to have another one, we don’t recommend it not for a health problem”, because “we know that overstimulation can lead to a hyporesponsiveness” of the immune system, he pointed. “It’s not a recommendation to get vaccinated just in case or anything else,” he said.
People who must travel abroad and need an approved vaccine must present the ticket and justify it on personal, family, humanitarian, work, study, religious or leisure grounds, the minister said at the time. .
“We are in contact with the WHO and the progress has been enormous, the Gamaleya Institute and the Russian Federation have submitted more than 800 documents, all the documents, and the inspection visit was planned and the situation related to war and is postponed. What is postponed is that the WHO can proceed with the evaluation to put Sputnik on the emergency list”, Vizzotti explained, referring to the crisis generated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
It is “a disadvantage that is not health, it is an inconvenience due to the decision of countries not to approve a vaccine which has proven its effectiveness, its effectiveness and its safety, but people are not to blame “, he argued. “From Argentina, as we have a stock of vaccines, so that all those who must start or complete the program and receive the reinforcement receive them”, that is why “we are activating the dose”, he said .