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Booster vaccination plan will start with health personnel

On Monday, January 3, the national plan to reinforce the vaccination against Covid-19 will begin with the first-line health personnel that includes approximately 70 thousand workers, as well as 500 thousand firefighters, Civil Protection and employees who they work in health centers, announced the Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado.

He explained that the plan will advance progressively, incorporating people over 18 years of age who meet at least six months after having placed the two doses before July 31, or three doses in the case of having received the Cuban vaccine Abdala , refers AVN.

In this sense, from January 10, approximately more than 3 million people over 60 years of age will be vaccinated.

Then, from January 17, the population between 19 and 59 years old who have two or more diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension or HIV, will be served. This segment encompasses around 2 million Venezuelans.

Subsequently, from January 24, police, national guards and transport and food workers will be vaccinated. In total, 3 million workers.

Starting in February 2022, vaccination days will be held for the rest of the population, said the minister, who confirmed that the country has 6 million Russian Sputnik Light vaccines. While in January 12 million Chinese Sinopharm vaccines will arrive in Venezuela.

Alvarado ratified that in the second quarter of 2022 the production of Abdala vaccines will begin in the country, in agreement with Cuba.