The vaccination process against COVID-19 in Orocovis began today, Saturday, with health professionals.
As reported in a press release, the initiative was a joint effort between the Municipality of Orocovis and Salud Integral en la Montaña (SIM).
“Following the protocols established by the federal government and the Department of Health, today the first doses of vaccines began to be administered in the Municipal Reception Center of our town”, said the new progressive mayor Jesús E. Colón Berlingeri.
The first phase of the inoculation process began for hospital staff and is now being done with physicians, dentists, and professionals who work in pharmacies, laboratories, and other offices that offer direct services to patients.
Colón Berlingeri indicated that the personnel of medical emergencies and the nurses of the Head Start Program are also included.
“We are following everything to the letter”, emphasized.
Similarly, Orocovis residents, but who work in medical offices in other towns, also received the services.
It was also reported that the professionals included in this phase had to present their licenses and certifications as health professionals.
“It is a requirement for the vaccine to be administered”, argued the mayor.
“We started receiving vaccines and they will continue to arrive in the coming weeks. We are already in talks to continue with the process and finally cover the rest of the population ”, added.
So far, the vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective after seven days of using a second dose. The most common side effects that have been identified are injection site reactions, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever.