From this Thursday at 8.30 am, online registration for vaccination against the coronavirus of minors 12 and 17 years with risk factors in the City. It is for those who have some of the previous illnesses that appear on the list prepared by the Federal Health Council (Cofesa).
What are the steps to sign up? They must enter the website of the Buenos Aires Government, buenosaires.gob.ar/vacunacovid and complete the information requested on the registration form.
Then the appointments will be granted via mail, WhatsApp and SMS, according to the order of registration. Once they are contacted, the neighbors will be able to select the date, time and place of preference through a personalized link.
Among the “prioritized conditions” are pathologies such as diabetes, obesity and chronic respiratory disease, among other.
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 who register from this Thursday will receive vaccines from the Modern American laboratory. Photo: Lucia Merle
Last week vaccination had been enabled for those over 18 years of age and older. Children with risk factors will begin to be immunized this week. And it is not yet clear whether a remnant of Moderna’s vaccine batch will be used to continue those with no prior illnesses.
The delay in the vaccination of adolescents with comorbidities had caused a strong complaint from parents of adolescents with this condition, who started a campaign through social networks and demonstrated ten days ago in different parts of the country.
In the next few days, after registration, the assignment of shifts will begin. By attending to get vaccinated, adolescents must present a proof that certifies the existence of a prioritized condition.
Prioritized risk factors
- Obesity Grade 2 (BMI greater than 35, Z score greater than or equal to 2) and Grade 3 (BMI greater than 40, Z score greater than or equal to 3).
- Chronic cardiovascular disease (congenital heart disease and / or uncorrected cyanotic heart disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension).
- Chronic respiratory disease (COPD, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, interstitial lung disease, severe airway disease, hospitalizations for asthma, need for oxygen therapy, neuromuscular diseases with respiratory compromise).
- Chronic Kidney Disease (including dialysis and transplant patients, Nephrotic syndrome).
- Liver disease: cirrhosis.
- People living with HIV regardless of CD4 and CV count.
- Solid organ transplant and solid organ transplant waiting list patients.
- Hematopoietic cell transplant patient.
- Oncological and oncohematological patients with recent diagnosis or of “Active” disease.
- People with active tuberculosis.
- People with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Down syndrome (other genetic syndromes).
- People who have a valid Unique Disability Card.
- Adolescents who live in long-term places.
- People with a non-contributory pension with a mandatory medical certificate.
- People with autoimmune diseases and / or immunosuppressive, immunomodulatory or biological treatments.
- Primary immunodeficiencies.
- Pregnant people with an indication of risk.
- Serious congenital malformations.
- Anatomic or functional asplenia.
The prioritization of risk factors was endorsed this Wednesday by the Argentine Pediatric Society (SAP) in a meeting with the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti.
Vaccination in numbers
Since December 29, 1,909,877 people have been vaccinated in the City with the first dose of the vaccine, either Sputnik-V, Sinopharm or AstraZeneca. In other words, 79.2% of the porteños over 18 years of age have already administered at least one dose.
Of this total, 639,179, representing 26.5% of the population aged 18 years or over, completed the immunization with the second component. Thus, in the City 2,549,056 vaccines have already been applied, 96.6% of those provided by the national government.
In parallel, the City continues with the last section of the 1st Stage (health personnel of the public, private and independent system), of the 2nd Stage (over 70 years and residents of nursing homes), of the 3rd Stage ( people from 60 to 69 years old), from the 4th Stage (strategic personnel), from the 5th Stage (people with risk conditions) and from all neighbors over 18 years of age.