Puerto Rico Covid-19 vaccination begins

Puerto Rico: Covid-19 vaccination begins in nursing homes

Puerto Rico began vaccinating residents and nursing home staff against COVID-19 on Wednesday. The immunization plan is in charge of the Department of Health and the National Guard of the island.

The Government of Puerto Rico plans to reach 178 nursing homes by March during this vaccination phase. Specifically, there would be 75 centers in the north of the island, 37 in the east, 36 in the south and 30 in the west. This, according to a statement from the Department of Health.

The vaccination process against covid-19 in Puerto Rico began in December. According to the Health Department, 339,000 vaccines have so far been distributed across the island.

«Our older adults are important and we will not rest until we vaccinate each one. We would like to see you all at the same time, but the amount of vaccines available is limited. So we are distributing the vaccine equitably, taking into consideration the population density and the incidence of positive results, “said the designated Secretary of the Department of Health, Carlos Mellado López.

The health authority reported that it also continues with the vaccination efforts to “attend to the participants in the intellectual disability centers, whose number is around 631 vaccinated. Similarly, the vaccination process for bedridden patients, of which 532 have been treated. In addition, from the Department of Health they say that they maintain the vaccination process of health professionals, teachers and municipal, state and federal emergency response teams.

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