Less effective COVID vaccines will be given in young people

Vaccines CanSino, Sinovac and Janssen against COVID-19 will be applied in the population under 45 years of age in Mexico, Health authorities reported.

The Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell Ramírez, said that it is advisable to use vaccines more effectively in the population most vulnerable to the virus.

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“For the economically active population under 45 years of age, from a technical point of view, it would be more advisable to use biologicals with an efficiency of between 50 and 60%,” said the official in a meeting between federal entities and state governments.

Meanwhile, vaccines Pfizer- BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V will be applied in adults over 45 years of age, for having a higher risk of complications and mortality from COVID.

López-Gatell assured that the criteria for selecting the elderly for phase two of the vaccination plan against COVID follow a “technical, scientific and analogous logic based on recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), which seeks to optimize the use of the vaccine, to reduce mortality ”.

A day before, the undersecretary explained that COVID vaccines that require deep freezing will be prioritized in Mexico for urban areas, while those that do not require this temperature will be applied in rural areas.

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