In total, about 700,000 girls and boys may be inoculated from Monday, December 6 with the authorization of their parents. The vaccination process will be carried out in Cesfam and vaccinations throughout Chile.
The President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, began this Monday morning the vaccination process against COVID-19 in children between 3 and 5 years of age in Chile (computer translated).
“This vaccine, in addition to protecting children, also protects their parents, their mothers, their families, and allows children to be able to play with greater safety, to be able to recreate, to be able to have fun, to be able to be children, with that The peace of mind that comes from being protected, ”assured the President during his visit to the National Stadium velodrome vaccination center, accompanied by the Health Ministers, Enrique Paris and the Undersecretaries María Teresa Valenzuela and Alberto Dougnac.
“Putting children first in line has been a commitment that is in the soul of our Government and for which we have made every effort. And today, with the beginning of the vaccination of boys and girls between 3 and 5 years old, we are taking a new big step forward to better protect our children “, stressed the Head of State, adding that” safer children means parents and calmer mothers, it means happier families, it means a better Chile ”.
For his part, the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, pointed out that “Today, starting the vaccination of children between 3 and 5 years old with Sinvoac, which has even been studied in Chile, is really a very important advance for us.”
In this regard, the health minister recalled Chile’s participation in the last Extraordinary World Assembly of the World Health Organization, where Chile was highlighted in the management of the Pandemic and the vaccination process against COVID-19: “It was very It is stimulating to receive these congratulations, especially now when Chile was positioned yesterday as the first country in the world in the administration of booster doses, and today, with this start of vaccination between 3 and 5 years, it is marking a milestone in the history of vaccination in Chile and in the world ”, he emphasized.
The vaccination of children will be carried out in the Cesfam and vaccination centers that are operating at the national level. In addition, the authority announced that there will be vaccination operations in school or preschool establishments in the event that the micro-planning of primary care in each municipality defines and facilitates it.
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