June 14, 2021

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Fajardo vaccinates hundreds of health professionals against Covid-19

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FAJARDO – The College of Surgeons of Puerto Rico, the Municipality of Fajardo and the Department of Health began the first phase of vaccination against Covid-19 in that town.

The vaccinations were at the Coliseo Tomás Dones of the Fajardo Sports Complex, it was reported this Sunday in a written communication.

The clinic was exclusively directed to Phase 1A of the distribution of vaccines that impacts health professionals. These include private physicians, dentists, clinical laboratory employees, nurses, and all those licensed and certified by the Board of Examiners.

For the vaccination, the order was followed for people to arrive in their cars to be located in the parking lot and enter the coliseum to receive the vaccine. The process inside the Coliseum did not take more than 25 minutes, time that includes the waiting period after the vaccine is administered in case any adverse effects occur.

Dr. Lorell López, spokeswoman for the College of Physicians, said that in the Fajardo center they had about 660 doses of vaccines available from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. They were also prepared with personnel, paramedics and an ambulance to attend to people in case of any adverse effect to the vaccine.

The distribution and administration of the vaccine is carried out in three phases as established by the Center for Disease Control due to the availability of initial vaccine doses.

Phase 1A includes hospital workers, healthcare professionals, as well as people who work and live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B includes first responders such as Police, Fire, 911, Medical Emergencies, and Emergency Management, among others.

Phase 1C includes people with chronic diseases and those who are immunocompromised, as well as employees of the Department of Education and essential workers such as personnel from the Electric Power Authority, the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, and pharmacists.

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