Vaccination against COVID-19 for children between the ages of five and eleven starts this Thursday in Bolivia

The government of Bolivia this Wednesday approved vaccination for children between the ages of 5 and 11, a measure that will benefit 1.6 million children to help stem the rise in COVID-19 infections in the country.

Bolivian President Luis Arce has announced that the management of minors will begin this Thursday and has made it clear that several aircraft will be hired to pick up the shipment of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, of which about three million doses will be received by the end of the year, thanks an agreement with the Chinese government. With this measure, the total vaccinated population of Bolivia will reach more than 10.2 million citizens.

The coronavirus has not given a ceasefire in the country. In fact, Bolivia’s Vice Minister of Health Alejandra Hidalgo blamed the surge in infections in Santa Cruz, the department with the most positive results (509), to the anti-government protests held in November to protest the money laundering law , already canceled.

Vaccination against COVID-19 for children between the ages of five and eleven starts this Thursday in Bolivia
Vaccination against COVID-19 for children between the ages of five and eleven starts this Thursday in Bolivia

The Bolivian health authorities reported 1,737 new positive reports and 12 deaths in the past 24 hours this Wednesday. On the other hand, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, more than 4.1 million first doses were administered throughout Germany and more than 3.3 million already the second dose.

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