“In the next two to four weeks we have to complete, accelerate to the maximum, vaccination, especially in the most vulnerable groups. “The Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, spoke this Friday morning about the progress of the Delta variant and stated that, in the next ten days, they hope to have vaccinated with two doses 50% of the porteños.
The other milestone that Quirós spoke about was achieving the 70% of those over 18 years vaccinated with two doses. He said that, according to what happened in other countries, it was the figure with which it was achieved “break” the upward curve caused by the advance of the Delta variant.
“If we achieve this we will not have to make significant changes; otherwise, we will have to see week by week what we are going to do,” the official reflected on the opening plan proposed by the Buenos Aires government.
Do youHow long to reach both milestones? As always, it depends on the provision of vaccines that the City, like the rest of the districts, receives from the national government.
In the City they seek to accelerate vaccination to reach 70% of the population with two doses in 30 days. Photo: Maxi Failla
According to sources from the Buenos Aires government, if the provision of doses is maintained, about 30 thousand daily shifts. They represent 1% of the Buenos Aires population, which is around 3 million people, according to project data from the Department of Statistics and Censuses. So, at that rate, in ten days, 10% more population vaccinated with two doses can be added, and in 30 days it would reach 70%.
As of this Friday morning, 2,121,210 had received a dose. AND 1,226,725 the complete scheme. They represent 40% percent of the porteños. As he could know Clarion, 37 thousand shifts were granted for this Thursday and 26,000 for Saturday.
With this evidence, the question that arises has to do with knowing what the provision of vaccines will be like in the coming days and weeks, which are presented as crucial to advance with the campaign, ahead of the advancement of the Delta variant.
This week, the Capital received 60,000 doses of Moderna’s vaccine. About 20,000 will be used to complete the scheme for those under 12 to 17 years of age with risk factors who have already received the first dose. Another 5,000 will be reserved in case more sign up. And the rest of the lot, a few 35,000, are already being used to complete immunization of people over 50 and people with risk factors who were vaccinated with the first component of Sputnik V.
With these doses, according to official data, there will be about 50,000 people with the initial term of twelve weeks expired between the first and the second application of Sputnik V. It is about people over 50 years old. And another 50,000 from 18 to 59 with risk factor’s.
In the City they await the distribution of 650,000 doses (400,000 of component 1 and 250,000 of component 2) that they arrived in the country on Monday. In addition, the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzotti, announced again, as she did several times in the last two months, that they would release doses of component 2 packaged here. But that too, until this Friday, had happened. The minister assured that there would be 300,000 vaccinations “before the weekend” and another 300,000 as of Monday.
The national government also announced that before the end of the month two batches of 768,000 and 680,000 Sinopharm dosage. And also, always according to Vizzotti, another arrival is expected with 2,200,000 immunizers from AstraZeneca. Of each lot, the Capital has around 7%.
Until this Friday, according to the vaccination data page of the Buenos Aires government, 815,428 people had Sputnik V component 1 applied. While 251,523 had received the 2. Part of this missing is being covered with the more than 30,000 doses of Moderna that were distributed this Thursday, and with the 150,000 that the City had received at the beginning of August. Also, 604,989 doses 1 of AstraZeneca were applied, while 377,947 people completed the scheme with this immunizer.
Regarding the progress of the Delta variant, this Friday at a press conference, Quirós stated: “We cannot be sure yet that community circulation is already installed, but naturally, as we have been saying for weeks, it is a matter of days or weeks that this begins to happen. We know that since it begins to circulate in a community and takes on a predominant relevance in new infections, that is, it begins to generate that wave we’ve talked about so muchThey spend several weeks, between two, in some four and even six weeks in some countries “.