To start this new stage of the strategic plan 2,006,300 doses of Sinopharm vaccine were distributed and there are 9 million doses in stock exclusively intended to guarantee pediatric vaccination.
The vaccination of Technopolis, in the Buenos Aires town of Villa Martelli, he dressed with balloons, garlands and hearts stuck on the walls. Some vaccinators wore wigs and other luminous bows.
After inoculation, they explained to children and those accompanying them the symptoms that could appear after receiving the vaccine. “I promise it doesn’t hurt at all, you have to keep your arm relaxed so it doesn’t bother you later,” a vaccinator told the group and emphasized that “he who behaves well wins a prize”. Thus, after each inoculated group, they celebrated with applause and gave balloons, candies and lollipops.
Mariel Batalla went with her two children, Rodrigo and Victoria, 5 and 9 years old, respectively. Victoria said she was “very happy” after motivating and reassuring her brother, who was waiting for the vaccine with a panic face.
Waiting outside the vaccination center, Maira Barroca was with her son Noah. “He is six years old but he is about to turn seven,” he said. “I’m not nervous”said the boy to Télam and added that he was not going to cry. Regarding pediatric vaccination, the woman emphasized that “It is something that gives everyone peace of mind.”
Taking his picture on the vaccinated poster was Pablo Migliano with his children Renata, Joaquina and Felipe, 4, 7 and 11 years old. “I wrote them down right away after talking to the pediatrician. Is what i was waiting for“Migliano said.
Felipe caught Covid-19 at school. “The only one in the family, but it was distressing,” said the excited man, who had already taken his children months ago to see how they vaccinated him and thus lose their fear.
Inside the vaccination center, in the post-vaccination sector, Verónica Vigliaria accompanied her 8-year-old daughter Sofía, who was crying because “she came with a dog,” according to her mother. “It hurt more or less”, Sofía said while holding Juanita, her stuffed dog.
His grandmother, uncles and cousins had coronavirus but “it was mild,” Vigliaria said, noting that “vaccines are essential to be able to see other people, enjoy life and not be afraid “.
Cecilio Luis Pane was also waiting with his daughters Isabela and Angela, 4 and 9 years old, and his wife. “We had informed ourselves, so we wrote them down since we have had coworkers who got sick,” said Pane, although he remarked that “when it was an adult issue and you had to share your conviction about vaccines with coworkers or family, they discussed and talked more about the subject. “
At the Immunization Center of The Rural, registration is only for children with comorbidities. Meanwhile, sitting there on the steps of the entrance to the vaccination center on Santa Fe Avenue, was María Verónica with her 3-year-old son Dante. “Dante has autism and it is difficult to maintain the care with him, such as the use of the mask,” said the mother.
Verónica is a microbiologist and maintains that “Bad information creates fear in people, but many diseases are controlled by vaccines”. In this sense, he considered that “we always bet on vaccines, and this it’s something we waited a long time ago“.
In the post-vaccination area, along Sarmiento Avenue, 6-year-old Umma came out, accompanied by her father Néstor Davila and her mother, Analía Brótola. Umma has heart disease and is undergoing heart surgery. “For us it is very important that she is vaccinated so it is a great day, she is also happy,” her parents remarked.
In dialogue with Télam they said that before they opened the registration they consulted with Umma’s cardiologist and pediatrician, and both told her that “they could vaccinate her.”
“I was looking at the clock, at 12 I went in and wrote it down,” said Dávila effusively and maintained that “There are many places where she wants to go and cannot, so we tell her that if she gets vaccinated she could go”.
José Aníbal Pérez, from the Villa Devoto neighborhood, vaccinated his 10-year-old son, Félix. “Felix is autistic, he does not speak, it is difficult for him to follow orders and getting vaccinated could be invasive, but they treated him very well,” said Perez, who was infected with Covid-19 at the beginning of the year and was hospitalized. That is why he said that his son “was immediately registered” to be vaccinated, along with his 14-year-old sister.
The first girl with comorbidities vaccinated against the coronavirus in Mar del Plata, and in the province of Buenos Aires, according to the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, it was Lucy 5-year-old who suffers from asthma.
The girl received the first dose of the vaccine at 8 o’clock this Tuesday at the CIC Malvinas Zona Norte, where she attended accompanied by her parents, Soledad and Diego, and by her uncle, Sebastián Bayer.
“As soon as they enabled the shift, my sister and her husband wrote it down (for Lucia). We all understand how important the vaccine is and that we are all vaccinated,” Lucia’s uncle told Télam. “She was very excited when her turn came, but when we got to the vaccination center, she did not want to be vaccinated. The parents bought her sweets and the vaccination center had everything armed with drawings that distracted her.”added.
Bayer highlighted to the health personnel: “They are very professional, attentive and understanding. The needle is very fine, small, imperceptible and it did not hurt at all.”
Gianina Paladino, 31, mother of Jaasiel, 7, told Télam that the child “suffers from bronchial tubes, has already been hospitalized and I do not want him to get sick with any variant of the coronavirus.”
On Jujuy, Liliana Vilte took her 8-year-old son Mateo with Down syndrome to be vaccinated at the Provincial Center for Older Adults (Cepam), in the center of the capital, after removing him from school. “Mateo has a disability and with the vaccine we are betting on hope. We consulted the pediatrician and decided to vaccinate him,” the mother told Télam.
Thiago is 10 years old and he waited his turn with his mother, Ester, in Santiago del Estero. “It is a day of great joy and happiness” because Thiago “will be vaccinating like his brothers and like everyone else at home, with the two doses,” said the mother. And Bautista, another 10-year-old boy from Santiago, was happy because he knows that the vaccine will take care of him.
Clara, 10 years old, attended the vaccination center at the Faculty of Medicine, in the capital of Currents, together with his father, Hernán Iribas, who told Télam that vaccination “gives us more peace of mind.” “The face-to-face classes began and she is in a grade with more than 30 boys, so now we feel more calm and protected,” he added.
Lola Gálvez (11) spoke before applying the first dose of Sinopharm and told Radio Two that she was “very happy.” He also recalled his father, a fatal victim of the pandemic: “my dad had Epoc, he couldn’t get vaccinated because his turn came when he was already with Covid-19 and he died.”
“The message is that they get vaccinated and continue taking care of themselves because when you least realize it, you test positive and suddenly you are in a hospital and your life is gone. It is important that we continue to take care of ourselves and get vaccinated because getting vaccinated saves lives”Lola’s mother concluded.