Six States Begin Vaccinating Minors with Comorbidities

Chiapas, Durango, Chihuahua, Tlaxcala, Coahuila and Hidalgo are the first entities to apply the COVID-19 vaccine to minors between 12 and 17 years old.
Although not all entities have detailed the comorbidities that will be taken into account, most summon adolescents living with chronic heart conditions, chronic conditions of the kidney, liver, lung or digestive system, chronic neurological diseases, moderate to severe immunosuppression and serious genetic abnormalities that affect various systems of the human body.
Only Durango explicitly contemplates in its call for people with disabilities either multiple or “deep”, such as myasthenia, multiple sclerosis and Down syndrome.

The entity also announced 26 vaccination sites in 8 municipalities, which will operate between October 18 and 29.

To parents, with children between 12 and 17 years old with some COMORBIDITY, we share the vaccination schedule against #COVID19
It is necessary to register them in or by phone (618) 364 3431 to be integrated into the census.#Vacúnate

— Ministry of Health (@SSDurango) October 15, 2021

In Chiapas, authorities activated COVID vaccination modules in the general hospitals of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tapachula, Comitán and Palenque.
The capital of Chiapas will have special modules in five units: General Hospital “Dr. Jesús Gilberto Gómez Maza” of the Ministry of Health, General Hospital of Zone No. 2 “5 de Mayo” of the IMSS, Hospital of Pediatric Specialties of the Regional Center of High Specialty, General Hospital “Dr. Belisario Domínguez” of the ISSSTE and Hospital of Specialties Vida Mejor of the Isstech.
Three other intermediate points will be in IMSS facilities: in the General Hospital of Zone No. 1 “Nueva Frontera” in Tapachula; and by the Ministry of Health, the General Hospital “María Ignacia Gandulfo” in Comitán and General Hospital of Palenque.
While in Chihuahua modules were enabled in the Community Hospital of Guadalupe and Calvo, the Community Hospital of Ojinaga and the General Hospital of Camargo, for this Tuesday.
As of October 20, the Children’s Specialty Hospital of Chihuahua, the Children’s Specialty Hospital of Ciudad Juárez and the General Hospital “Dr. Javier Ramírez Topete”, of Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, will also be incorporated.
The vaccination modules enabled by the Ministry of Health will be available until October 31 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., except on Sundays.
Chihuahua takes into account chronic heart conditions, chronic lung disease, chronic conditions of the kidney, liver or digestive system, chronic neurological disease, endocrine diseases, moderate to severe immunosuppression, asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen and hematological diseases, serious genetic abnormalities that affect various systems, as well as teenage pregnancy.
In Coahuila, vaccination of minors with comorbidity will take place from October 18 to 22.

The vaccination campaign against #COVID19 💉 to children between 12 and 17 years of age who suffer from some comorbidity starts in #Torreón. It will be held October 18-22 in all five regions of the state. #Coahuila
— Miguel Riquelme (@mrikelme) October 18, 2021

Tlaxcala began the vaccination stage on Monday, October 18, in which it also contemplated pregnant adolescents.

* Pregnant teenagers were also included in the day.
— HEALTH OF TLAXCALA (@SesaTlax) October 18, 2021

Meanwhile, the Hidalgo began with underage patients at the Yuvenil Torres hospitals and the state DIF Children’s Hospital, according to a report by Criterio Hidalgo.

The application of the vaccine against Covid-19 was carried out to children from 12 to 17 years of age, who suffer from some comorbidity in the DIF Hidalgo Children’s Hospital
Photos: Oscar Sánchez
— criteriohidalgo (@CriterioHidalgo) October 19, 2021

So far, the federal government has only published the strategic guidance for vaccination against COVID-19 in adolescents between 12 and 17 years old who live with some comorbidity, which may increase the risk of serious illness and death, although without detailing dates.
The guide includes 44 diseases that are considered as a risk factor for minors; includes teenage pregnancy.
Minors will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine which, to date, is the only one that has demonstrated safety and immunogenicity in people 12 years and older, and which has authorization from the Federal Commission for the Protection of Co.ntra Health Risks (Cofepris).
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