January 21, 2022 5:12 pm

The Xunta appeals to the “collaboration” of families to massively vaccinate children from 5 to 11 years old




The Xunta calls on Galician families so that minors from 5 to 11 years old are massively vaccinated when the immunization campaign for this age group opens, which will start around the 13th, pending when the vials the Ministry of Health. «Here we have very high percentages. The people, when they were called, understood that such vaccination was necessary, attending en masse. I’m sure now With regard to younger children, this is going to happen as well, especially with regard to their families.», Said this Friday the first vice president, Alfonso Rueda, in statements from Mondariz-Balneario (Pontevedra).

Rueda has indicated that, given the complexity of the process, and since they are young children, in these previous days they are working on coordinating the vaccination of the around 130,000 children in the 5 to 11 age group.

“I send a message of calm and confidence, on the basis that we have done it on other occasions, and I think it worked wonderfully.” The number two of the Xunta expects that now, with this age group, it is «equal», «appealing to collaboration of the people “, which will be” fundamental “,” with regard to call shifts, organization and willingness to get vaccinated», Has emphasized.

The Galician president, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, offered a revealing fact the day before: of the 1,300 infections associated with the educational environment, 1,000 correspond to the primary stage, where children do not have any dose, in clear contrast to older students, who already have the full regimen.

A bridge with “sense”

Regarding the pandemic, Rueda has redoubled the “call for prudence” issued this Thursday, after the meeting of the Council, by Feijóo himself, evoking “other times, much more complicated”, with restricted mobility and closure of hotels. «None of us want it to happen again“, Has indicated, to point out, next line, that, precisely thanks to vaccination (Galicia leads the national indices, with more than 93% with a dose and more than 94% with a complete schedule),” the situation is obviously different ».

But this is not an obstacle to “lower our guard or think that everything was like before the pandemic.” The first vice president has insisted on asking “heartfelt” for “enjoy this bridge for many moments of leisure“, Giving way a break to the hotel and tourism industry, but observing the prevention measures,” which do not cost so much. ” Rueda has appealed to both clients and professionals to be scrupulous when complying with measures such as the requirement of the Covid certificate.

He has insisted that there is concern about the rise in infections and has referred to what Feijóo pointed out, that depending on the individual and collective “behavior”, a more optimistic or more pessimistic scenario will open for the final stretch of December . “I hope we have a Christmas party”, he said, “as calm and with the maximum responsibility as possible.». “We do not want to repeat the situations that we went through, and that we want to forget as soon as possible,” he added.

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