Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Argentina Vaccinates Teens Against Covid to Stave Off Delta Spread” – below is their description.
Thousands of Argentine youngsters with pre-existing medical conditions started being immunized Tuesday with the Moderna vaccine.
Young people between the ages of 12 and 17 who get access to the vaccine suffer from diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, kidney, and respiratory diseases, cancer and are affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities, among other ailments.
The goal is to immunize about 900,000 adolescents before the Delta variant spreads massively in the South American country.
The more contagious Delta variant is a major concern in the South American country. More than 80 people have been infected in recent weeks, most of them travellers from neighbouring countries and Europe.
Health authorities are using a batch of 3.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the United States a few days ago to inoculate the young population.
The inoculant works through messenger RNA technology, and two doses are required for full immunization.
Argentina had to amend a law through a decree to be able to receive Moderna’s vaccines; after that same law made it difficult in late 2020 to reach an agreement with Pfizer, whose vaccine is also used to inoculate the adolescent population.
After arduous negotiations with Pfizer, Argentina recently managed to seal an agreement to purchase 20 million doses during 2021.
Argentina has administered a first dose of different vaccines (Sputnik V, AstraZeneca and Sinopharm) to 25.3 million people and two doses to some 7.3 million out of a total population of approximately 45 million.
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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.
With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, the second largest in South America after Brazil, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation by area.
Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
AstraZeneca plc/AB (LON: AZN) is a British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with its headquarters in Cambridge, United Kingdom and Södertälje, Sweden. Its R&D is concentrated in Cambridge in United Kingdom, Södertälje in Sweden, and Maryland and Toronto in North America.
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City. In 2012, it was one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and ranked 57 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
China National Pharmaceutical Group Corp. known as Sinopharm is a Chinese state-owned enterprise. The corporation was the indirect major shareholder of publicly traded companies Sinopharm Group, China Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shanghai Shyndec Pharmaceutical and Beijing Tiantan Biological Products.
Gam-COVID-Vac, trade-named Sputnik V, is a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and registered on 11 August 2020 by the Russian Ministry of Health. It has been approved for distribution in Russia.
The phase III trial for Gam-COVID-Vac was registered on 28 August 2020, and is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centre clinical trial involving 40,000 volunteers. The phase III trial is scheduled to run until May 2021.
On 5 December 2020, Russia began mass vaccinations in Moscow, with 70 clinics inoculating those most at risk from the virus. Health workers and teachers were said to have priority in the first mass immunisation programme. People who had received injections in the last 30 days or had respiratory diseases in the previous two weeks were excluded, as well as those with certain chronic illnesses, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.