Child vaccination begins today in Álava, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Navarra


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In the Basque Autonomous Community (CAV) they will begin to inoculate the 11-9 year-old group at 4:00 p.m. at intermediate points and in health centers. In Navarra they will begin to inject boys and girls of 11, 10 and 9 years old in Tafalla and Santesteban.

Today begins the child vaccination campaign in Álava, Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Navarra. Inoculation of people between 11-5 years of age will be done progressively, starting from the 11 to 9-year-old band and progressively decreasing until reaching the 5-year-old population. In the Basque Autonomous Community they will begin to inoculate today at 4:00 p.m. at intermediate points, and exceptionally, in health centers. In Navarra from today they will inject boys and girls of 11, 10 and 9 years old in Tafalla and Santesteban.

The dose it will be 10 milligrams, one third of the dose administered to the adult population.

In the Basque Autonomous Community there are about 145,000 people in the 11-5 age group. Families from Álava, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa can now make an appointment through the Osakidetza website or by phone. As reported by the Department of Health of the Basque Government, yesterday, Tuesday, December 14, the first day of appointments for child vaccination, 16,347 appointments were awarded to boys and girls between 11 and 9 years old in just 4 hours.

The Department of Health of the Basque Government has stressed that the preferred way to make an appointment is Web way. But nevertheless, If you have a problem, you can call the health center or telephone 900.20.30.50 (press key 1), where the date and time for the vaccination will be assigned to the interested person.

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In addition, together with the confirmation of the appointment, the date on which the second dose will be received will also be indicated, which will be eight weeks later.

Osakidetza has specified that, for the moment, those minors who either have an active infection or have passed the covid-19 in the last two months, about 5,600 people, will not be vaccinated.

Pediatric vaccination in Navarra

Osasunbidea will begin to inoculate today at the House of Culture of Tafalla and in the sports hall of Santesteban, and as of Thursday It will do so in a more massive way with the launch of the vaccination point at the Seminary of Pamplona. The process will start with people born in 2012, 2011 and 2010 (11, 10 and 9 years old) to progressively descend until they reach 5 years of age.

The summons of the child population will be by sending SMS, With the exception of the very high risk population (group 7) with whom Osasunbidea will contact by telephone.

The population between 5 and 11 years old who have passed the disease You will be vaccinated with a single dose starting 4 weeks after the diagnosis of the infection or the date of onset of symptoms. In the case of passing the infection after having received the first dose, the regimen will be completed with a second dose after recovery and when 4 weeks have elapsed after the infection, also maintaining the interval of 8 weeks with respect to the first dose.

What’s more, 11-year-olds who turn 12 in the next few months, will be vaccinated with a dose of pediatric vaccine against COVID-19. If you turn 12 between the first dose and the second dose, the second dose will be an adult dose with the established period of 8 weeks for the second dose.

Follow the recommendationss in the face of coronavirus from the health authorities. If you live in the CAV and have symptoms, call your usual health center. The Health Council will also attend to people on the phone 900 20 30 50, offering information and solving doubts about the coronavirus. If you live in Navarra, call the Health Council telephone number: 948 290 290. Remember that the most effective way to prevent the spread of covid-19 is to use a mask, ventilate spaces, keep a safe distance, and wash hands.




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