Honduras begins implementing the second dose of the fifth Sputnik vaccine
Thousands of Hondurans woke up early this Thursday to take their second dose of Vacuna Rossa Sputnik V, after a three-month wait, when they were told in principle they would get it one month after they were vaccinated with the first.
Among those who started to apply second dose The Russian estate is home to no less than 2,000 journalists from Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, the two most important cities in the Central American country.
The president of the Honduran Journalists Association (CPH), Osman Reyes, told Efe that “at long last” they began vaccinating 1,600 reporters from the capital with the second dose, and that today it will continue tomorrow in San Pedro Sula, in the north of the country, with about 400.
He added that since the beginning covid-19 pandemicIn March 2020, more than a dozen journalists died of this disease, and that there is a media in which all its employees have been infected.
According to Reyes, after applying the first dose there were some cases of infection journalists, but they were “moderate”.
Today, the health authorities began vaccinating 40,000 people who received between May and June The first dose of Sputnik V.The first 20,000 arrived last Saturday.
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Health Minister Alba Consuelo Flores told reporters that the remaining 20,000 had been confirmed to have arrived on Sunday and called on residents to come to vaccination centres.
Some Hondurans have been confused by the date of the second dose of Sputnik V, leading many to go to vaccination centers today, when their appointment is tomorrow or Saturday.
Honduras has recorded at least 8,527 deaths and 323,625 infections with the COVID-19 virus since March 2020, according to the state’s National Risk Management System (Sinager).
To date, in the country, which has a population of 9.5 million, Sinager records about 3.2 million people who have been vaccinated, most of them with the first dose.
The health entity confirms that about a million Hondurans have the second dose and does not rule out that at the end of the year it will be necessary to apply a third dose, for which corresponding measures are already being taken.
The goal is to vaccinate more than 70 percent of the population, according to the health minister.