The Health Department of the Municipality of Ushuaia organised a COVID-19 vaccination day in the Andorra Valley’s sports pole, where more than 80 doses were given to both adults and children.

“It’s not just a personal benefit; it’s also a collective responsibility,” said Adriana Basombro, the Municipality’s Epidemiology Director. “We vaccinated over 80 neighbours, both adults and children,” the doctor said.

“The first, second, third, and fourth doses were given.” “The third dose is known as the first booster,” explained Basombro, adding that “28 days should elapse between the first and second doses, and boosters should be administered four months after the previous dose.”

“Sometimes in vaccinology, we notice reluctance because some people believe that a vaccine is better than others or that it causes fewer adverse effects,” he explained, “so in those cases, we try to clear doubts and, based on the doses they received, we determined which vaccine was convenient for them to apply.” He also stated that “boosters will be inoculated to children between the ages of 5 and 11 with specific vaccines based on age” beginning May 25.

Argentina is “going through a fourth wave of the same variant that occurred in January, the omicron, now with two more transmissible subvariants but manifesting themselves in a more benign way thanks to vaccination,” according to the municipal epidemiologist.

Finally, “we must promote and strengthen vaccination because the greater the protection, the more people who are vaccinated and with comprehensive schemes,” according to Basombro.

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