President Ivan Duque He announced this Friday on his Twitter account that as of October 31 the vaccination of boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11 will open in the country.
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The president added that the biological to be used will be that produced by the Chinese laboratory of Sinovac.
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“We want to announce that starting this October 31, within the framework of the celebration of Children’s Day, we will open vaccination against covid-19 to girls and boys from 3 to 11 years old, with the Sinovac vaccine. We continue to promote the National Vaccination Plan and school attendance, “wrote Duque on his Twitter account.
We want to announce that as of this October 31, within the framework of the celebration of #Children’s Day, we open vaccination against COVID-19 to girls and boys from 3 to 11 years old, with the Sinovac vaccine. We continue to promote the #PlanNacionalDeVacunación and school attendance.
– Iván Duque ???????? (@IvanDuque) October 29, 2021
In addition, the president indicated that this is a way to promote “school presence.”
It should be remembered that on October 23, Invima authorized vaccination against the coronavirus for the population between 6 and 11 years old.
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For his part, the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, had already stated that the Government planned that children over 3 years of age would be vaccinated from this year.
Recently, the Council of Experts in Colombia, made up of the Colombian Society of Pediatrics, the Colombian Association of Infectious Diseases and the Colombian Association of Immunology, issued a document recommending vaccination in children.
The benefits of vaccination against immuno-preventable diseases in the child population are undeniable, they reduce the burden of disease, hospitalization and death
“The benefits of vaccination against preventable diseases in children are undeniable, they reduce the burden of disease, hospitalization and death,” said the council.
Finally, the Minister of Health clarified that the objective is that by next year there will be a complete presence in educational institutions: from elementary school to universities.
The Minister of Education María Victoria Angulo also spoke about it and through a video indicated the importance of the decision.
“Very good news for the children and for all the families of the country has given the president @IvanDuque with the beginning this Sunday of the vaccination for children from 3 to 11 years old. The #Vaccination will allow to advance in the safe return to the classrooms”, wrote on his Twitter account.
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Very good news for the children and for all the families of the country has given the president @IvanDuque with the start this Sunday of vaccination for children from 3 to 11 years old. The #Vaccination will allow progress in the safe return to the classroom pic.twitter.com/752yHFCMSM
Mary V Angulo (@VictoriaBxE) October 29, 2021