CUBA vaccinates 81.5% of its population against Covid-19

CUBA vaccinates 81.5% of its population against Covid-19

Havana, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported today that 81.5 percent (nine million 114 thousand 147 people) have the complete vaccination plan against Covid-19.

 According to the report, 10 million 142 thousand 765 citizens have taken the first dose with national immunizers (Soberana 02, Abadala and Soberana Plus), with a second dose 9 million 187 thousand 541 and with a third dose 8 million 631 thousand 104. In Cuba -adds the Ministry- a total of 27 million 961 thousand 410 doses have been administered.

The country is moving forward with the booster dose process, about which the director of Scientific Policy of the Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries Group (CubaBioCubaFarma), Rolando Pérez, explained that Cuban vaccines have a three-dose schedule.

The booster dose will not only allow increasing the amount of memory cells, but of higher quality, he said and added that “we will be boosting antibodies with better neutralizing capacity”.

The booster dose is not a phenomenon exclusive to Cuba, since 27 countries have approved it, 12 of them in Latin America, and other vaccines can be combined in this process.

Our immunogens are safe, without serious adverse effects, ratified Perez, who explained that the strategy will achieve greater protection against new variants and flexibilization measures.

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