Arce announces vaccination for teenagers between 16 and 17 years old

Vaccination against the coronavirus has been expanded again, this time to people between the ages of 16 and 17 with the doses from Pfizer that will arrive in Bolivia in the coming days, President Luis Arce announced on Tuesday.

“On October 19th, more than one million #Pfizer vaccines from the #COVAX Mechanism will arrive in #Bolivia with a total of 1,188,720 doses to start vaccinating minors aged 16-17 (sic) “the president wrote on Twitter.

The decision to expand the circle of beneficiaries came after the Ministry of Health and Sports decided weeks ago to await studies that could determine vaccination of minors under the age of 18.

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Various institutions and communities suggested expanding vaccination to stop the virus from spreading.

This Monday, the Department of Health and Sports reported that vaccination reached 6,870,352 people across the country between first, second and single doses of the Sputnik V, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Pfizer and Janssen vaccines.

In July, the president announced that the vaccination would apply to people over the age of 18.

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