Booster vaccination against Covid-19 began in Havana.

Havana, Cuba: The booster vaccination against COVID-19 in health workers and BioCubaFarma, which will be extended in a staggered manner, begins in the capital today according to the website of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) in Cuba, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.

Dr. Ileana Morales Suárez, National Director of Science and Technological Research of the Minsap, specified that vaccination will begin with Soberana Plus at the Manuel Fajardo, Joaquín Albarrán, Salvador Allende and Miguel Enríquez hospitals., and during the week other workers from that sphere from the rest of the country will join the vaccination.

It is awaiting the approval of a study with candidate Soberana 01, after which it will be used in other institutions in Havana and in Cienfuegos.

The Research Director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV), Dagmar García Rivera, added that the evidence shows a favorable duration of the response in vaccinated with both immunogens, and that the results of the booster are positive, as well as the booster of Soberana 01 for those immunized with the Pfizer vaccine.

By the end of this month, it is expected to begin to strengthen the general population, with Abdala, starting with the first municipalities to join the immunization: Guanabacoa, San Miguel del Padrón, Habana del Este and Regla; and then in Boyeros, Cotorro and Arroyo Naranjo. At the same time, you can be vaccinated in high-risk territories.

Dr. Miladys Limonta Fernández, project coordinator for the development of anti-COVID-19 vaccine candidates at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), highlighted the suitability of Abdala as a booster dose.

She noted that she has demonstrated this ability in convalescent individuals, in subjects vaccinated with other formulations, such as Sputnik and Sinopharm, and in those who have been immunized five months earlier with the full Soberana 02 plus Plus schedule, as well as Abdala.

Furthermore, the use of the latter for the administration of booster doses is effective in those older and younger than 60 years of age.

After several technical meetings, the first official meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to be held, also this month, to include Cuban vaccines against COVID-19 in the emergency use list of this organization.

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