Cuba launches first vaccination campaign for children

Faced with an increase in cases that have shaken its health system, the country has made it a condition to vaccinate children before reopening schools.

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If other countries, such as China and Venezuela, had announced their intention to vaccinate children against Govt-19, Cuba would have done so first. The national vaccination campaign for children and adolescents under the age of two and 18 began on the island on Friday, September 3rd.

The campaign was initially aimed at teenagers 12 and over, before extending it to children between the ages of two and 11 from September 15th.

The Communist government has made vaccination of children a condition for reopening schools. These have been closed since March 2020 and reopened a few weeks later, at the end of the year, before reopening in January. School students and students are required to follow the lessons through television and repeat it from Monday, the day they returned to Cuba. Once the campaign is over, the government plans to gradually reopen the companies in October and November.

The campaign will be carried out by Cuban vaccines Abdala and Soperana. In the evening, the Drug Regulatory Agency (Cecmed) announced that it had approved the emergency use of the Soperana 2 vaccine, one of the vaccines used in this campaign for children and adolescents between the ages of two and 18 years. The combination of Cuban vaccines not approved by the WHO is based on reconstituted protein, the same technique used by the American company Nova Vox.

The island, home to 11.2 million people, has accumulated 672,599 cases, including 5,538 deaths. In early August, 95,100 Cuban minors became infected with the Govt and seven died.