COVID-19 vaccination of the elderly and chronically ill will begin on Wednesday

By Karla Ramos
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 1:20 pm
COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination in El Salvador

On Sunday, April 4th, President Nayib Bukele announced that the COVID-19 vaccination for older adults and those suffering from chronic and degenerative diseases would begin next Wednesday, April 7th.

“On Wednesday, we will begin with people with chronic degenerative diseases and with our older adults. On Monday the 12th, we will inaugurate the Mega Vaccination Center, with the capacity to serve 10,000 people per day. That will put us at a rate of 30,000 people a day,” Bukele.

The president also announced that on Monday, April 12th, the government would inaugurate a mega vaccination center, where they intend to vaccinate 10,000 people a day. “That will put us at a rate of 30,000 vaccinated people a day,” said the president.

According to president Bukele, by Monday, April 5th, all public school teachers’ vaccination will be completed and will begin with teachers in the private system.

“Tomorrow, we will finish vaccinating all teachers in the public sector. Tomorrow we will start with those from the private sector, and we plan to finish on Wednesday. On Thursday, the vaccination of all university teachers begins, and we plan to finish on Sunday,” wrote President Bukele on Sunday night.

Furthermore, the Salvadoran president announced that the country would receive 150,000 COVID-19 vaccines donated by the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday night.

Health Minister Francisco Alabi informed that in the first part of the second phase, they would vaccinate people over 80 years old and so on until they reach people over 50 years old.

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