Uruguay, first country in Latin America to vaccinate adolescents against Covid-19

The health authorities chose to prioritize this population group to return to in-person school classes, which were suspended on March 23 as a way to curb contagions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay started today, June 9, the vaccination process against Covid-19 for the population between 12 and 17 years old, becoming the first country in Latin America to inoculate minors against this pandemic.

As announced by the Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou, during an interview on Canal 10 on June 1, young people between 12 and 17 years of age will receive the vaccine from the U.S. laboratory Pfizer to extend the immunization process of the population.

Sources from the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) confirmed that, as of yesterday, 157,314 adolescents had entered . . .

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