In addition to the City and Province of Buenos Aires, 14 other jurisdictions opened registration for children between 12 and 17 years old with comorbidities to be vaccinated against the coronavirus with the doses of Moderna, which arrived a few weeks ago from the United States.Mendoza, Salta and San Juan enabled registration today; Río Negro, La Pampa, Santa Fe, Chaco, Cordoba, San Luis, Santa Cruz and Misiones, meanwhile, began yesterday with the registration. In La Rioja, Corrientes and Neuquén the process began last week. Other provinces such as Tucumán, Entre Ríos and Santiago del Estero will enable registration in the coming days, while in Jujuy, adolescents with comorbidities from 12 to 17 years old will be able to be vaccinated from next Tuesday, August 3, without having to register. Formosa, Chubut, Tierra del Fuego and Catamarca have not yet specified what the process will be like to inoculate this group. This Wednesday, the Ministry of Health began with the distribution of 901,040 doses of Moderna, part of the 3.5 million vaccines donated by the Unidos.La States will be distributed as follows, the province of Buenos Aires will correspond to 347,760 doses; to the City of Buenos Aires, 60,480; a Catamarca, 8,400; to Chaco, 23,520; Chubut, 12,180; to Córdoba, 74,760; a Corrientes, 21,840; a Entre Ríos, 27,300; a Formosa, 11,760; a Jujuy, 15,120; la Pampa, 7,140; to La Rioja, 8,400; Mendoza, 39,480; a Missions, 25,200; to Neuquén, 13,440; a Río Negro, 15,120; a Salta, 28,560; to San Juan, 15,540; to St. Louis, 10,080; to Santa Cruz, 7,140; to Santa Fe, 70,280; Santiago del Estero, 20,160; to Tierra del Fuego, 3,640, and to Tucumán, 33.740.La vaccination corresponding to the age group of 12 to 17 years includes the following prioritized conditions:
Type 1 or 2 diabetes.
Obesity grade 2 (BMI > 35) and grade 3 (BMI > 40).
Chronic cardiovascular disease: Heart failure, coronary heart disease, valvular diseases, cardiomyopathies, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease.
Chronic kidney disease (including patients on chronic dialysis and transplants) and nephrotic syndrome.
Chronic respiratory disease: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary interstitial disease, severe asthma; oxygen therapy requirement; severe airway disease; asthma hospitalizations.
Liver disease: Cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis.
People living with HIV regardless of CD4 and CV.
Patients on the waiting list for solid organ transplants and hematopoietic cell transplants.
Oncological and oncohematological patients with recent or “active” diagnosis.
People with active tuberculosis.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
People with autoimmune diseases and/or immunosuppressive, immunomodulatory or biological treatments.
Teenagers living in long-stay places.
Pregnant people from 12 to 17 years old with individual indication.
People with a valid single disability card (CUD).
People with an ANSES pension for disability even if they do not have CUD.
People with an ANSES pension for transplants even if they do not have CUD.
The distribution criterion of the Moderna vaccine was made based on data from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC), after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended the corresponding authorization for its use in people aged 12 to 17 years.