“The president will be getting vaccinated on Sunday. The president, as the highest authority of the Military Forces, was already authorized to be vaccinated, with previous decrees, ”Ruiz explained in a video released by the Ministry of Health and Twitter.
In this way, the head of the Health portfolio makes it clear that, although the president was not old enough to be vaccinated, Yes, you are authorized to do so as a member of the Military Forces (group prioritized in the vaccination plan).
Ruiz said that the president’s vaccination represents an “important example of confidence and support for the national vaccination plan” that has already had more than 12 million Colombians immunized with at least one dose.
During his speech, the Minister of Health reported that new population groups they will be prioritized in the vaccination plan.
Pregnant women, young people from 12 years old with comorbidities, people with autoimmune diseases, lupus and vasculitis will be included in the vaccination for stages 3 and 4.
Duque, who is in Medellín, did not speak about his vaccination, but rather referred to the ambitious goals that has the national vaccination plan for the second half of the year.
“We have exceeded the 12 million vaccinated against COVID-19 as a goal and we will end June with 17 million vaccinated”, the president pointed out.
This was the announcement made by the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz (from minute 5:54):
New population groups are included in the National Plan for
Vaccination: Pregnant women, people from the age of 12, among other groups and comorbidities. The minister @Fruizgomez Explain.
– MinSaludCol (@MinSaludCol) June 10, 2021