COVID-19: Chile to implement fourth dose of vaccine from February 15

COVID-19: Chile to implement fourth dose of vaccine from February 15

health officials of Chile has confirmed that, starting February 15th, they will begin giving its fourth dose coronavirus vaccine For “selected groups”, which includes older adults, healthcare workers and people with comorbidities.

“We have calculated that, after February 15, we will start with the fourth dose with selected groups, as we did at the beginning of vaccination,” the health minister said. Chile, Enrique Paris, in statements to the station danube,

In this way the South American country will join Israel, whose officials indicated on Tuesday that Will start vaccination campaign for fourth dose To face the progress of the new Omicron version.

Chile’s health authorities have confirmed 981 new positive cases this Wednesday, taking the total number of infected people close to 1.8 million.

Similarly, another six deaths have been added, taking the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 38,900.

opening of land borders

Last Monday, the Chilean government announced the reopening of 10 land borders Argentina You Peru, closed for almost two years due to the pandemic, but under strict requirements for visitors.

The land crossing will be rehabilitated in two phases: beginning Wednesday with Futalufu, Humules and Paso Integration Australia in the south. Chile and with limits Argentina,

Meanwhile, on January 4, Chakluta Point will open in the northern border. Peru, along the Agua Negra Pass, Los Libertadores, Pino Hachado, Cardinal Samore and Dorotia Argentina,

“Just as we have enabled crossings at the airports of Iquique, Antofagasta, Metropolitan Region, Punta Arenas and cruise ships today, it is now the turn to enable land border crossings,” explained Jose Luis Uriarte, the undersecretary of tourism, in the pandemic. During the report on the status of Chile,

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foreigners are entering Chile Across these limits they will have to streamline their entire vaccination process, obtain affidavits, obtain health insurance and, when they arrive, they will have a PCR test, Uriarte explained.

(Europa Press)


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