For the next four weeks, only adults over the age of 65 will be vaccinated
Secretary of the Department of Health, Carlos Milado Lopez, She announced that she would sign an administrative order for Guarantee of an exclusive vaccination process for adults aged 65 years and over.
“We will ensure that vaccines get to where they really should go according to the current stage. Our elderly are our priority. They represent the most vulnerable population and it is our duty to ensure the vaccination to avoid preventable infections. We will not tolerate anyone who skips or advances in the stage they are in. “In view of the changes stipulated in the new administrative order, we will continue to be careful not to violate the guideline under any circumstances,” Meladu Lopez said in written statements.
The minister announced that he will today sign an administrative order ordering major changes to the vaccination process. This determines that During the next four (4) weeks only and exclusively adults over the age of 65 years or older will be vaccinated in all centers on the island, except for centers designated for the educational system. By excluding education system centers from the order, vaccination of teachers is maintained with the aim of resuming face-to-face education.
The command also makes clear that the role of respondents will start again when the role of the elderly ends.
On the other hand, he reported that a group of health inspectors had already stationed at vaccination centers to verify the accuracy and order of the operations that had been established from the start.
The Minister of Health called on the public to respect and wait for their turn to vaccinate, according to the current stage. Likewise, he stressed that all vaccination requests should be directed to the Ministry of Health, which is the agency that leads public health efforts.
Assistant General of the National Guard, Jose Reyes, said this morning that about 250,000 people have been vaccinated at the moment. The official explained that the vaccinations were reached by a group of employees of the Governmental Elections Commission (CEE) because the agency requested assistance with vaccination, as they would have special elections to fill a vacancy in the legislature. However, Reyes himself said at WKAQ that the Health Secretary ordered last night to stop this vaccination.