Volunteers are called to test the first Argentine vaccine against covid

The clinical trial will be carried out in the laboratory of the private Cemic center. (Photo Carlos Brigo)

The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, stressed that this Monday the “enrollment” of volunteers began to “test the Argentine vaccine” against Covid-19 ARVAC Cecilia Grierson and stressed that “it is the first time in history that a phase 1 and phase 2/3 clinical trial of a national product is carried out in Argentina.”

Vizzotti made these statements to the press during an intermission of the first meeting of the year of the Federal Health Council (Cofesa) that he led in the Original Peoples Hall of the Casa Rosada.

“The Argentine vaccine began today the enrollment of voluntary subjects to be able to test the drug and be able to carry out the phase 2/3 clinical trial as a reinforcement”, he said. He added that “2,000 people will participate”, and said that “the idea is that it be relatively fast”.

“The issue is to analyze this information so that the Anmat (National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology) can evaluate it,” explained the national official.

The clinical trial will be carried out in the laboratory of the private center Cemica study “financed by the National State”.

Vizzotti remarked that “the investigation began in the Unsam, with the Conicet and a private laboratory”, and that “it is the first time in history that a phase 1 and phase 2/3 clinical trial is carried out in Argentina of a national product.”

“It is a very relevant path that serves not only the vaccine against the coronavirus, but also for all clinical research. Anmat is strengthening a lot in this type of analysis and, of course, health centers,” he explained.

As reported by the health portfolio, at the meeting, he highlighted among the priorities of the health agenda “the implementation of the Fierritas program, the launch of Sueño Segurothe incorporation of bivariate vaccines into the national vaccination strategy against Covid-19, the Federal Strategy for a Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health, and the Human Talent work axes and the National Quality Plan”.

Within this framework, he highlighted the progress of the Health System Reconstruction Plan, through which “we have been touring the country, delivering ambulances and preparing hospitals and health centers for the distribution of resonators, angiographs, digital equipment, and tomographs.”

The theme Residents

“There was talk for a long time about the area of ​​quality, patient safety and human talent and also about the residents’ law that was sent to Congress to be able to move forward with any discussion,” he expanded before the press. “It is a very important law to change the paradigm of what it means to hire residents“, he highlighted.

With regard to the legislators from Together for Change who refuse to discuss the residents’ law, he recalled that “it is a law” of the civic-military dictatorship and that it is important to debate the bill because “it gives the right to residents who are the foundation of the health system; they do not have many arguments for not meeting. I have the expectation that they will meet”.

At the start of the Cofesa meeting agenda, the Undersecretary for Quality, Regulation and Oversight, Claudio Ortiz, presented the new Integral System of Evaluation of the Residences of the Health Team (SIER) which “will aim to promote the evaluation of the residences of the health team, through compliance with quality standards in order to guarantee adequate professional training.”

“Carrying out said evaluation will be necessary for those residences that wish to obtain recognition from the National Ministry of Health and be included in the National System of Health Team Residences,” he reported.

The Single Exam will be held on June 28and admission to the residences will begin on September 1.

Before the consultation for bivalent vaccineswhich protect against two variants of Covid-19 (the original, detected in Wuhan, China, and the mutation called Ómicron) Vizzotti clarified that “they are already approved by the regulatory entities of the United States, Europe and Argentina. 900,000 have been distributed and are being enforced in most jurisdictions.”

During the opening, the Chief of Staff, Juan Manzur, referred to the complexity of dealing with health systems “in a globalized and interconnected world”, for which he stressed the “importance of being able to bring together all the ministers and see how each of the programs and actions that we have planned throughout the country are put into practice”.

In addition, Vizzotti informed his peers that the Ministry of Health signed a resolution to declare the veterinary profession of health interest within the framework of the “One Health” approach.