Covid-19: in Argentina, a “vaccine night” to reach more people

While 78% of the population has a complete vaccination schedule, the government wants to rely on booster doses so as not to have to put in place new restrictions because of the Omicron variant (illustration image).

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In Argentina, which is facing a third wave of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, the authorities are betting more than ever on vaccination.

Friday evening, a hundred ephemeral vaccination centers were installed in the province of Buenos Aires to encourage the population to be inoculated with the vaccine. 

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With our correspondent in Buenos Aires,

Théo Conscience

Vicente Lopez, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

197, 198… The numbers are scrolling by but many are still waiting to be called to receive a dose of vaccine against Covid-19.

I brought my daughters who are minors to receive their first dose 

,” explains this dad.

After hesitating for a long time to have his daughters Luna, 5, and Julia, 7, vaccinated, Guido Marchesi finally let himself be convinced.

Now you have to be vaccinated to be able to go to a lot of places, so we preferred to have them both vaccinated so that we didn't have to think about it anymore.

»

78% of Argentines fully vaccinated

Since January 1, the province of Buenos Aires has indeed set up a health pass.

Raquel Jerez, she takes advantage of the night schedule of this ephemeral vaccination center to receive her booster dose.

I work all day, so it's complicated for me.

There I have just left work and I take advantage of

it, ”she testifies.

Facilitate access to reach more people.

This is the whole objective of this “vaccine night”.

While 78% of the population has a complete vaccination schedule, the government wants to rely on booster doses so as not to have to put in place new restrictions because of the

Omicron variant

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