This Monday begins vaccination in children under 11 years with comorbidities

This Monday began the vaccination process against the coronavirus on children under 11 years of age with specific comorbidities, also known as chronic diseases.

According to the vaccination schedule of the Ministry of Health (Minsal), between September 13 and 16 they will be inoculated with the first dose infants between 6 and 11 years old, as well as adolescents between 14 and 17 years old.

Last Monday, September 6, the Institute of Public Health (ISP) approved the emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Sinovac laboratory to people over 6 years old.

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Vaccination schedule from September 13 to 17

  • Monday September 13: Adolescents aged 14 and 15; and children with specific comorbidities between 10 and 11 years old.
  • Tuesday September 14: Adolescents aged 14 and 15; and children with specific comorbidities between 8 and 9 years old.
  • Wednesday September 15: Adolescents aged 14 and 17; and children with specific comorbidities between 6 and 7 years old.
  • Thursday September 16: Adolescents aged 14 and 17; and children with specific comorbidities between 6 and 11 years old.
  • Friday September 17: Holiday.

What are the specific comorbidities?

  • Chronic lung disease (cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis of any cause, severe asthma, tuberculosis under treatment).
  • Neurological disease (congenital or acquired neuromuscular, which determine swallowing disorders or the management of respiratory secretions, treatment-refractory epilepsy).
  • Chronic kidney disease (kidney failure stage four or higher, dialysis).
  • Chronic liver disease (cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, liver disease).
  • Metabolic diseases (diabetes mellitus, congenital metabolic diseases).
  • Heart disease (congenital and cardiomyopathies of any cause).
  • Autoimmune disease (lupus, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and others).
  • Cancer in treatment with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapies or palliative measures of any kind.
  • Immunodeficiencies (congenital or acquired, includes Down syndrome, transplants and people living with HIV).
  • Severe mental illness (schizophrenia and bipolar disorder).
  • Severe obesity (BMI> 3 DE).

Vaccination schedule against coronavirus / MINISTRY OF HEALTH

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