Osakidetza begins childhood vaccination with more than 2400 doses administered on the first day


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In the Basque Country, more than 22,000 vaccination appointments have already been awarded for minors between 9 and 11 years old. In Navarra, childhood vaccination has started in Tafalla and Santesteban, but since Thursday it will be done in a generalized way.

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Osakidetza and Osasunbidea began this Wednesday to vaccinate children under 11 years of age against covid-19, starting with girls and boys from 9 to 11 years old. This day, more than 2,400 vaccines have been administered to this group in the Basque Country.

In a statement, the Department of Health of the Basque Government has reported that the vaccination will be done progressively, depending on the availability of doses, and that the age will be lowered until reaching the population of 5 years.

In the Basque Autonomous Community there are about 145,000 people in the 5-11 age group. Families from Álava, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa can now make an appointment through the Osakidetza website or by phone.

The Basque Country has already received 60,000 pediatric vaccines from Pfizer of the more than 1.3 million that arrived in Spain this Monday.

As reported by the Department of Health of the Basque Government, Osakidetza has already awarded more than 22,000 vaccination appointments for minors between 9 and 11 years old.

The Department of Health of the Basque Government has stressed that the preferred way to make an appointment is Web way. However, 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 person concerned.

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

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

Osakidetza reminded families that minors must be accompanied by an adult to the vaccination point.

Pediatric vaccination in Navarra

Osasunbidea has also begun to inoculate in 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.

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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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