Havana, April 23 (RHC)-- All the municipalities of Havana will be part of the population intervention study with the vaccine candidates Soberana 02 and Abdala, starting in the first weeks of May, which should include around 1,700,000 inhabitants.
This was informed at a press conference by Dr. María Elena Soto Entenza, head of the National Department of Primary Health Care of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap).
Dr. Soto Entenza said that most of the vaccinations will be carried out in the family doctor's offices, corresponding to the health areas, and that people from 19 years of age and older will be able to participate.
She explained that the process will be staggered, starting with the segment of 60 years and over, as this is the group with the most unfavorable COVID-19 indicators, in terms of morbimortality.
This would be followed by the 40 to 59 years of age group, and then by the 19 to 39 years of age segment.
With this organization, the population would not be crowded in the clinics.
Individuals with chronic decompensated diseases, pregnant women, postpartum women, children under 19 years of age and those who have already been ill with SARS-COV-2 will be excluded.
Regarding those allergic to Thiomersal, she informed that a lot was produced without this component, so this element will be considered so that the whole population can be subject to the application of the vaccine candidates.