What You Should Know About the Covid Vaccine in Minors With Comorbidities

Mexico City will begin next Monday the vaccination against covid-19 in minors between 12 and 17 years old who suffer from some comorbidity and this you should know

Mexico City will begin vaccination against covid-19 next Monday in minors between 12 and 17 years old who suffer from some comorbidity, capital authorities reported this Friday.

At a press conference, Eduardo Clark, head of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation in Mexico City, reported that next week, young people from the capital who suffer from any of the 40 comorbidities contemplated in the vaccination plan will be inoculated.

“We started on Monday (the vaccination) for young people from 12 to 17 years old, residents of the entire city,” the official explained.

Clark estimated that between Monday and Thursday, about 40,000 adolescents who have already registered on the official vaccination portal will be immunized.

Among the diseases that are considered for this group are all those that involve immunosuppression, such as cancer, transplants, or HIV. In addition to severe chronic lung diseasechronic conditions of the kidney, liver, or digestive system.

Also, those who suffer from chronic neurological disease, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other endocrine diseases, including obesity grade 2 or higher, together with those who have genetic or chromosomal abnormalities and pregnant adolescents.

Clark explained that the only requirement that minors will be asked, in addition to their registration in the Government portal, will be any proof that proves comorbidity, which must be in the name of the doctor and include the doctor’s professional license.

Minors will receive the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, which is the only one that has shown effectiveness in this age group and is approved in Mexico for use.

Likewise, the authorities indicated that next week they will apply more than 650,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik-V vaccine to inhabitants of the city, which will conclude the inoculation with a complete scheme in those over 18 years of age.

On Thursday, October 28, all the vaccination of adults aged 18 and over will have been completed, “said the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum.

LEVELS DOWN

Meanwhile, Clark stressed that Mexico City is at the lowest level on the scale of evaluation indicators on the state of the pandemic, with 4.5 out of 40 points.

He explained that until the cut-off on Thursday night, hospitalization for covid-19 or suspicion of it registered 1,139 people in the Metropolitan Area of ​​the Valley of Mexico, which means a reduction of 311 people compared to the same day of the week pass.

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