Cuban authorities on Friday launched a national campaign to vaccinate children between the ages of two and 18 against Covid 19, a condition that schools reopen amid a rise in infection by the communist government. ۔
Children 12 years and older will be the first to receive one of two nationally born children. Vaccines, Abdala and Subirana, are followed by younger children.
Most schools are closed. Cuba Since March 2020, and students have been following the lessons on television. With the school year starting on Monday, they will continue to learn from afar until all eligible children are vaccinated.
Laura Lantigua, 17, received her first of three injections at Saul Delgado High School in Havana, Cuba.
“I always wanted to get vaccinated,” Lentiga told AFP. “Doctors measured her blood pressure and temperature before giving her a shot, then told her to wait an hour to see if she could get it.” Make sure there are no side effects.
“I felt normal,” Lantigua said.
The vaccine has not been approved by the WHO.
Late Friday, the Medicines Regulatory Agency (Cecmed) announced that it had authorized the emergency use of the Soberana 2 vaccine for minors between the ages of two and 18.
The structure of the Cuban vaccine, which is not recognized by the World Health Organization, is based on a recombinant protein, the same technology used by the American company Nova Vaccine.
With 11.2 million island-wide deltas, the country’s healthcare system has been pushed to the brink.
Out of 5,300 novels. Corona virus The death toll since the outbreak began was about half in August, with about one-third of all reported cases.
The government said it plans to gradually reopen schools in October for personal guidance after the completion of the vaccination campaign for children.