TODAY NICARAGUA – This Tuesday, April 6, is the first day of mass vaccination against covid-19, which seeks to immunize 167,500 people within a period of 22 days, as announced by the vice president and state spokesperson, Rosario Murillo.
For this day, half of the doses of the Covishield vaccine will be used, which were donated a month ago by the Government of India and the Covax Mechanism, and that the Ortega regime kept without explaining why.
“We are going to vaccinate based on the census of patients with cancer, heart disease, chronic diseases, patients who will be previously summoned to go to the corresponding vaccination center. In each municipality, we will advance. Starting tomorrow and ending on April 30,” said Murillo said on Monday, without specifying whether the other half of the vaccines will be applied as part of the second dose that they must administer to generate immunity.
Based on the target data that was announced this Monday, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) should apply, on average, 7,976 doses per day to meet the deadline they set. However, they have not explained what the plan will be to achieve this, or how they will encourage the population to go to apply the first dose.
Health authorities took three weeks to apply the first three thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine in patients with Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRF) and they still have not finished applying the second dose.
According to Murillo, in the coming days, they will announce the number of doses that they will take to each of the SILAIS (Local Systems for Comprehensive Health Care). A piece of information that, one month after starting immunization with the first risk group, is unknown.
Well, even in the vaccination monitoring tool enabled by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) there is no information on Nicaragua.
Vaccination will begin in the Pacific
Between April 6 and 10, the vaccination will be carried out in the departments of Managua, León Chinandega and Rivas, the first lady explained. Immunization will begin at 9:00 a.m. and they will be throughout the day. Although the medical union has demanded vaccination of this sector due to the high exposure to contagion, Murillo did not mention them among the group of prioritized people.
According to the calendar that Murillo read, this Tuesday in Managua the vaccination will be carried out at the “Francisco Morazán” health center and polyclinic, located in District II, and at the “Francisco Buitrago” Health Center in District IV. Likewise, in the Bertha Calderón and Alemán Nicaragüense hospitals. In León the doses will be applied in La Sanidad; at the home for people with special needs in Telica, at the José Santos Zeledón Primary Hospital in El Sauce and at the Nagarote Maternity Home.
Inoculation will continue on Wednesday at the Bertha Calderón Hospital in Managua and at the “Francisco Buitrago” Health Center. And in León, at the “Noel Brenes” Health Center in the municipality of El Jicaral, the “Juan Rafael Rocha” Health Center in Achuapa, at the “Martín Ibarra” Health Center in Quezalguaque, the “Roberto Cortéz Health Center. ”From the El Limón Mine, the“ Fanor Urroz ”Health Center in Malpaisillo and also in Santa Rosa del Peñón and La Sanidad.
On the eighth and ninth of April, in addition to Managua, the department of Chinandega will be vaccinated and on Saturday the 10th, the day will also arrive at Silais de Rivas. However, there are still no details of in which health units they will apply the doses.
According to official information, in the second week of the massive vaccination against covid-19, the doses will be applied in the departments of Carazo, Managua, Masaya, Granada, Estelí, Nueva Segovia and Madriz.
In the third week the vaccines will be administered in the departments of Jinotega, Managua, Matagalpa, Boaco and Chontales and in the last week in the South Caribbean Silais, Managua, Central Zelaya, Río San Juan, Las Minas and Bilwi.