In Maracaibo they prioritize house-to-house vaccination for people with disabilities

The mayor of Maracaibo, Willy Casanova, extended a call to all people with disabilities to send a message through the Mayor's social networks, as well as through private and direct messages on his personal account @willy_casanova, or by the website:, in order to mobilize the Maracaibo Health team to the home where immunization is required.

"We know that there is a significant group of older adults and people with disabilities or physical limitations, which prevent them from going to vaccination centers," he said.

Since the beginning of the home vaccination plan, last Thursday, September 9, a total of seven people have been vaccinated in their homes because they are in bed to go to the 5 vaccination points arranged by the Mayor's Office in the municipality.

The grandmothers Berta Espinoza, 102 years old and Fermina de la Orden, 99, are part of the group of people who have benefited from the Home Vaccination Plan against covid-19, undertaken by the Maracaibo Mayor's Office, to guarantee immunization of citizens unable to attend the centers set up in the city.

Inmediate attention

One of the first to receive a visit from the Maracaibo Health team was Mrs. Berta Espinoza, 102, in the Juana de Ávila parish.

"It is imperative that the entire Maracaibera population be vaccinated, thus we will jointly overcome the situation we are going through with the covid19 pandemic," reiterated Casanova.

The mayor of Maracaibo exposed the case of Catalina Ila de Hernández, who contacted him directly through the social network Instagram to raise the case of her mother, Fermina de la Orden de Ila, who at 99 years had not been able to receive the first dose of the vaccine because a hip fracture keeps her in bed. The Maracaibo Health team, led by its director, Lismar Rojas, visited his residence in the Olegario Villalobos parish this September 11.

"I am very satisfied and I ask all Maracaiberos to follow my example, because it is the only way to put an end to this pandemic," said Catalina Ila after stating that the mayor responded immediately, and that she was contacted twice by the Maracaibo health team to make the visit more specific.

Likewise, Mayor Casanova and the Maracaibo Health team traveled to the Luis Hurtado Higuera parish to attend to Fidelia Josefina Sthormes, 80, at the request of her son, Gabriel Sthormes.

The day favored several residents of the Los Robles neighborhood with disabilities who were immunized such as: Neibis Amesti, a 25-year-old disabled person; Alcira González, 82 years old; Paola Mendoza, 35 years old and Julio Méndez, 78 years old.



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