Saturday, November 27

COVID-19: EU announces that 70% of adults are fully vaccinated

The United States Government announced this Monday that 70% of the country’s adults already have the complete vaccination schedule, and reported that as of November 8, its plan for inoculation against the virus is expected to be in full operation. COVID-19 to children between 5 and 11 years old.

This was indicated by the coordinator of the response against COVID-19 of the White House, Jeffrey Zients, during a virtual press conference.

“We have reached two important milestones: 80% of adults already have at least the first dose, and 70% of adults, of the elderly, are fully vaccinated”Zients stated.

Vaccination in the country slowed down in summer, but has picked up again in recent weeks due to mandates decreed by US President Joe Biden for federal employees and those deployed by numerous companies.

On the other hand, Zients stressed that the US has already secured sufficient doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the 28 million children between 5 and 11 years old in the country, and pointed out that the White House expects that “as of the week from November 8 the vaccination of children will be fully operational “.

On this occasion, the vaccines for children, which are made up of a third of the serum of adults and also include two separate injections, will not be administered in mass vaccination centers, but will be done in pediatric clinics and pharmacies.

The objective of the United States Government is that the immunization of minors is more efficient than that of adults, whose beginning ten months ago was marked by the shortage of doses that made many have to wait to receive the available serums.

The announcement of the plan comes just days after the green light from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and before the final meeting scheduled for this week of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the provision of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for minors in this population group.



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