People who received the first dose of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine can and do need to receive the second phase of the inoculation process, they can go to the vaccination centers authorized in all the states of the country.
This week, the states of Zulia, La Guaira, Mérida and Barinas were activated, thus giving continuity to the Mass Vaccination Plan against covid-19, as established in the schedule established by the National government.
The governor of the state of Zulia, Omar Prieto Fernández announced that from this Monday, September 13, the placement of the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine in the entity began, as reported in his program "Omar at 7".
He explained that the people who received the first dose before June 7 will be able to come to the Sports Village and the Banzulia headquarters to complete the vaccination cycle.
Prieto reported that the only requirement to receive the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine is to present the control card, he clarified that it is not necessary to receive the convocation message by the Patria system. From 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.
The regional president assured that an important number of Russian vaccines arrived in the region to comply with the immunization schedule and reach the goal of 50 thousand people vaccinated per day in the state.
He highlighted that 15 new Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers are activated for vaccination against covid 19 and routine vaccination in the entity and the house-to-house vaccination begins for people with disabilities, pregnant women or with 14 weeks of gestation, among others.
He indicated that the cases of covid-19 maintain the downward trend in the region as a result of the vaccination plan that increases the number of immunized people every day.
Prieto Fernández urged the population to continue complying with biosecurity measures to avoid new infections.
Some 6.680 older adults from La Guaira received the second dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, in the 8 vaccination centers on the central coast, this first weekend of immunization of second doses of the Russian drug.
«We started with those vaccinated in the months of April and May with the Sputnik V vaccine, for a first delivery. This Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th will be in the Carayaca and Caruao parishes ». The next few weeks will be called those vaccinated between June and August, according to the schedule and dispatch of the Ministry of Health, indicated Yinna Regalado, state coordinator of the Expanded Program on Immunization.
He indicated that the second doses of the Sputnik V vaccine are guaranteed for older adults, for which about 180 vaccinators were deployed in the 8 vaccination centers in La Guaira, such as: José María Vargas Sports Center, Naval Hospital, CDI networks and other outpatients.
«We arrived because the girl from Clap told us, they checked our vaccination card. Everything is very fast, there is little queue and people are very friendly, "said Josefina Rodríguez, from the José María Vargas Sports Center, which maintains a rapid flow of vaccination.
The goal is to vaccinate 277.075 people in La Guaira for the month of October, over 18 years of age and representing 70% of the population, where only 13.216 thousand doses need to be applied to reach the goal.
Regalado indicated that the health, security, food, airports and port sectors, as well as regional and municipal government workers, have been vaccinated with the Chinese and Russian antigen.
From this Monday they activated two vaccination centers for the application of the second dose of Sputnik V in the city of Mérida: the Rafael Antonio Godoy Basic School and the Tulio Carnevalli Salvatierra Hospital of the Venezuelan Social Security Institute (IVSS) located in the municipality Libertador, will be the two centers for the application of the second dose of Sputnik in the state, reported the sole authority, Ramón Nieves.
He said that this batch of second dose of Sputnik is being applied to people who received the first dose in the period between May 29 and June 3.
"They must carry their vaccination card and attend the center where the first dose was administered, that is, at IVSS or at the Godoy School, respectively, from 8 am to 2 pm," Nieves said.
He stressed that they will progressively apply the second dose according to the distribution made by the Ministry of Health. "In this first installment, 10% of the 20.668 people who have already received the first dose of said vaccine will be served," Nieves emphasized.
Regarding the application of Synopharm doses, those summoned for this Monday and Tuesday to Social Security should go to the Camilo Torres Restrepo Comprehensive Diagnostic Center (CDI) located in the Los Sauzales Urbanization or to the Vicente Dávila Basic School.
Educators. They estimate to vaccinate more than 34.000 workers of the educational union of the Mérida state, said the head of the Educational Zone, Nelson Ruiz, who indicated that on Sunday they began the operation with more than 900 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine for administrative personnel, workers, teachers of the national, state and municipal institutions of the entity.
The conference was held at the Liceo Libertador in the state of Mérida, with all the biosafety protocols.
They plan to deploy the massive vaccination day to the remaining municipalities "to guarantee the return to face-to-face class safely, next October," Ruiz said.
As part of the actions to advance with the Mass Vaccination Plan against covid-19, 33 points were enabled in the six Comprehensive Community Health Areas (Asic) that make up the city of Barinas.
This was reported by Governor Argenis Chávez, during his radio program Voz Bolivariana, highlighting that through the efforts made by the national government and through joint work with the Regional Health Directorate and the Government, the new centers were activated in order to increase coverage. .
He explained that in the case of the other municipalities, it is planned to set up a vaccination point for each parish, with itinerant days according to the distance to the center.
"It is an expansion that is being carried out with the objective of achieving the vaccination of our population and meeting the planned goal," he stressed.
He also indicated that from this Monday the application of the second dose of Sputnik V began for those people who placed the first before May 31.
"Those who received the first dose of the Russian vaccine until May 31 from today can go to Maternal and Child Dr. Samuel Darío Maldonado for the second dose," he mentioned. He detailed that 249.432 vaccines have been applied in the state, including 158.607 of first dose and 90.825 second dose, both of Vero Cell and Sputnik.
Correspondents: Mayerlin Gonzalez / Luis Ortega / Agusmir Guarache / Naiyelis Garces