Active 631 points to achieve vaccination goal

People waiting to receive immunization

 A total of 631 immunization centers remain active in the country, to achieve the goal proposed by the national government of 70% of the population vaccinated in October against covid-19, which represents a universe of 22 million people. 

"The goal is 300.000 vaccinated daily," estimated on August 30 the Minister of Popular Power for Health, Carlos Alvarado, who explained at that time that new workers such as those of the We are Venezuela Movement would be incorporated, to reach the set goal for the last quarter of the year. 

The arrival of the delta variant in Venezuela has been one of the main reasons to accelerate the immunization processes after confirming that states such as Bolívar, Capital District, Yaracuy and Miranda were being the most affected, as reported by the President of the Republic , Nicolás Maduro, in an address on August 29. 

Accelerating the rate of vaccination is also due to the return to classes of children, adolescents and young people in the country and the plan will include as of October the days to vaccinate the population between three and 18 years old, announced by Maduro on 31 of August. 

“Starting in October, we are going to vaccinate the child and youth population of Venezuela from three to 18 years old, with vaccines that have already been tested and proven. Because in October we go to face-to-face classes, ”said the national president on that occasion.

Sectors in vaccination. As part of the call for mass vaccination, sectors such as municipal markets have recently been included, which in Caracas included four health care points such as the main car market, Quinta Crespo municipal market, La Hormiga municipal market in the Cemetery and the municipal market of La Pastora. 

Only in the largest car market will be completed this week the immunization of 13.000 people among dealers, informal workers, administrative workers and elderly buyers who approach the health activity. 

Another strategy is to vaccinate teachers in the education sector as part of the first line of the hierarchical population, along with older adults, people with disabilities and pregnant women. For many of these parts of society, the Barrio Adentro Mission is responsible for visiting from house to house. 

In addition to the efforts to meet the goal, since last September 5, people over 50 years of age will be able to attend vaccination centers without prior appointment. Likewise, adults between the ages of 30 and 39 can send a text message to the number 74224 with their identity card number so that their appointment will be assigned as soon as possible. 

Extending vaccination schedules is also another method used to reach more people. For this reason, the conferences, according to the organization, capacities of each territory and assistance will have an extension in opening hours, explained the Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez in recent days.

Second dose of Sputnik V. Despite the fact that a false news campaign was carried out on the lack of vaccines, especially of Sputnik V, denounced by Minister Alvarado, on Monday, September 6, a new batch of the second arrived in Venezuela. component of the Sputnik V vaccine announced by the Russian Embassy in Caracas. 

The efforts are also consistent with what was expressed by President Maduro, in the interview with the Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, in which he affirmed that the vaccines are obtained through the Covax fund, administered by the World Health Organization. 

For this, the national government canceled the full payment of the vaccines, despite the economic and financial blockade imposed by the United States, which was corroborated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). l   

In the regions

The states continue the vaccination days against covid-19. In Yaracuy state they have applied
to date, 272.510 doses represent 53.2% of the total number of people estimated to be immunized. Governor Julio León Heredia recalled that the goal is to vaccinate 70% of the population to achieve the so-called herd effect or herd immunization.

In Monagas, a total of 231.355 people have been vaccinated, reported the sole health authority, María Solarte.

The education sector is also inoculated, therefore the mayor of the Cristóbal Rojas de Miranda municipality, Humberto Marte Tejada, reported that 350 educators from Charallave will be immunized next week.

In Barinas, Governor Argenis Chávez indicated this Friday that two new vaccination points were activated for personnel in the educational area.

 

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