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Lima, October 13, 2021Updated on 10/13/2021 02:41 pm

Health centers Bolivia began on Wednesday to use the British vaccine Astrazeneca against COVID-19 as a third dose for people over 60 years of age and with risk pathologies, health authorities reported.

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The Vice Minister of Health Insurance, Alejandra Hidalgo placeholder image, noted that “It has been arranged to be able to vaccinate patients who have an underlying disease, from the age of 18 the third dose, and also to all adults over 60 years of age”.

In the cities of The tall, neighbor of Peace, and of Cochabamba, center, dozens of elderly people, mainly, went to public health posts to receive a third dose of reinforcement.

The Ministry of Health He anticipated that this campaign will be replicated throughout the country.

The government decided to use “800,000 Astrazeneca vaccines” for people who received their first doses of the Russian Sputnik V, the Chinese Sinopharm or the american Pfizer, within a period of more than two months.

People with risky pathologies are those who suffer from hypertension, obesity, diabetes or respiratory problems.

Bolivia To date accumulated more than 504,600 infections and more than 18,800 deaths, out of a population of 11.5 million inhabitants.

Likewise, 3.4 million people have received their first dose of vaccine and 2.6 million their second, according to official data from the Ministry of Health.

The target population for vaccination is 7.1 million to be reached by the end of the year.

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