While others countries have said they will eventually vaccinate children, Cuba is considered the first until give Covid-19 vaccines for toddlers. In September, it declared that its homegrown vaccines were safe to… give until young children.
During the pandemic, most in-personal lessons are suspended on the island. Instead of go to school, children view educational programs on television for hours every day. home internet remains a rarity in the communist-run nation.
Cuba has largely focused on developing its own vaccines, in instead of depending on on other countries for the medicines. Local scientists say Cuban-made vaccines are safe and effective, but so far have provided little data to outside observers. The government has said it will seek WHO approval for are vaccines.
To date, according to the Cuban Ministry of Health, over four million people have been fully vaccinated. The government didn’t say how a lot of children have been vaccinated but said a pediatric vaccination campaign started this week in the province of Cienfuegos, where healthcare system has faced dire shortages with a steep ascent in new cases and deaths.
the Cuban government also said it hoped to vaccinate? over 90 percent of the population of 11.2 million people before reopening international limits in half November.
initially the government said it would focus on vaccinating healthcare workers, the elderly and the hardest hit areas. But following a spike in infections of children supposed to be caused by the Delta variant, the government announced it would also prioritize vaccination young children.
“With the rise in positive cases of COVID-19 in children, it is necessary that the family protects itself more and so we protect our children and adolescents,” said the island’s chief epidemiologist, Dr. Francisco Duran Garcia.
To date, Cuba has recorded 6,056 deaths from the coronavirus, but officials recently admitted the toll could be far higher.
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