President Díaz-Canel describes the anti-COVID-19 pediatric vaccination campaign in Cuba as a total success

Havana, Apr 13 (Agencies) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez described the anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign in pediatric ages developed on the Caribbean island as a complete success.

In his official Twitter account, Díaz-Canel assured that nearly 70,000 cases were avoided, and since 2021 no child has died from COVID-19 in Cuba.

Our scientists assure us that we are ready for their booster vaccination, he stressed.

In this week’s meeting with scientists and experts who participate in science and technological innovation activities to confront the coronavirus, the Cuban president and the prime minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, agreed on the advisability of applying the first booster dose with the Cuban anti-COVID-19 vaccines, to adolescents and young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who have completed six months of the complete primary vaccination schedule.

The campaign will cover about 848 thousand of those ages. Until now, the booster dose was applicable to people aged 19 and over.

Cuba was the first country to immunize its vaccinable pediatric population, a milestone not only for the Caribbean nation but for the world.

In total, between 1.6 and 1.7 million children were immunized with the combination of the Sovereign 02 and Sovereign Plus vaccines, reaching more than five million doses administered and only 350 local adverse effects.