The Department of Health together with the Puerto Rico Vaccination Coalition (VOCES) and a group of health professionals carried out the vaccination for the elderly population at the Mario Quijote Morales Coliseum, in Guaynabo.
As reported, for this mass vaccination “all older adults were cited through the lists that the coalition has generated since Phase 1b began.”
Lilliam Rodríguez Capó, founder of VOCES, explained to THE SPOKESMAN that today 1,150 adults over 65 were vaccinated.
He also indicated that the event had the collaboration of more than 200 volunteers from “all medical branches.”
“We served almost 150 people per hour,” said Rodríguez Capó.
Adults who were vaccinated today received the first dose of Moderna’s vaccine, so in the next 28 days they will have to go to the center to receive the second dose.
Rodríguez Capó urged citizens to be patient. “Let’s be calm, be patient, we understand that we all want to be vaccinated at the same time, but as more vaccines continue to arrive we are going to vaccinate people,” he said.
For his part, Health Secretary Carlos Mellado thanked the health professionals who voluntarily participated in this massive vaccination.
“We will be able to reach the goal,” Mellado said through social networks.
The foundation has been administering the vaccine to the elderly population since January 7. VOCES hopes to replicate the vaccination in other municipalities as vaccines continue to arrive in the country.