The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, and her partner for Tourism, Matías Lammens, visited testing and vaccination centers located in Mar del Plata, San Bernardo and Villa Gesell within the framework of the Detectar Verano operation, which aims to “sustain tourist activity and take care of the health of the population“They reported from the health portfolio.
The activity began in the testing center against the Sars-CoV-2 virus in San Bernardo, and continued in a vaccination center in Villa Gesell, to conclude in the afternoon in Mar del Plata, where Vizzotti toured the facilities of the National Institute of Epidemiology ” Dr. Juan Jara “and visited a vaccination post in the Mute spa, on the beaches of the southern part of the city.
In that way Vizzotti and Lammens supervised the interministerial work that is being carried out in these towns on the Atlantic Coast with the intention of continuing to vaccinate against Covid-19, even people who are on vacation and, as tourists, are away from their usual place of residence.
“We need to strengthen care and vaccination so that the number of cases is as low as possible,” said Vizzotti and, referring to the progress of the vaccination campaign, stressed that in Argentina “much progress was made” with vaccination, with “85% of our population with one dose” and “74% with two doses”.
Those numbers, highlighted from the Ministry of Health, explain why the health system is not in tension despite the number of new infected.
After highlighting these achievements, Vizzotti urged the population to “sustain care” in the middle of a summer season that is record and which has a key impact on economic activity, as Lammens himself pointed out.
The immense progress of the vaccination campaign allows us to have a record summer season without stressing the health system.
Vaccines are saving lives and are the key to the reactivation of the country. Let’s sustain what we achieve.
Do not hesitate, get vaccinated ☀️⛱💪🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/ZktNAF8VAs
– Carla Vizzotti (@carlavizzotti) January 13, 2022
“We have to support the care to move forward with this situation,” insisted the head of the health portfolio, while her counterpart from Tourism stressed that thanks to the maintenance of vaccination levels, economic activities are sustained that have a strong impact on the generation of work, like hotels and gastronomy.
On this point, Lammens stressed that according to the latest employment figures, “the two areas that are growing the most” are precisely hotels and gastronomy, with “almost two points per month” according to the latest official measurements.
In this sense, the minister estimated that The tourism “is a strategic sector for the development of the economy, which generates a large number of jobs, “which implies”practically 10 percent of the Gross Domestic Product “, and valued that in recent times the activity has been able to “sustain demand at such a complex time.”
Regarding the development of the vaccination campaign in the summer, the health portfolio recalled that at the last meeting of the Federal Health Council (Cofesa) it was agreed that in the months of January and February “people can apply the dose they require outside of their place of residence, where they are vacationing.”
In the afternoon, after his arrival in Mar del Plata, Vizzotti supervised the facilities of the “Dr. Juan Lara” Institute of Epidemiology, which has new genomic sequencing equipment, technology that allows individualizing what type of Sars-CoV-2 variant predominates in different parts of the country.