Adolescents will have two options to access the vaccine: the first will depend on the educational establishment, that is, the authorities of the institution must request the vaccination brigades to go to school to immunize the student, and the second will depend on the father or mother of family, who will be able to go to any of the authorized vaccinations.
Adolescents between 12 and 15 years old are expected to receive the second dose of the vaccine six months after the first, but if parents want the second dose to be administered at 28 days, they will be able to approach the authorized sites, according to the report. the newspaper El Comercio.
In Ecuador, a country of 17.7 million inhabitants, 1.3 million people are in the range between 12 and 15 years, which represents 7% of the population.
Until this Monday, and since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Ecuador had more than 505,000 cases, that is, 2,854 per 100,000 inhabitants, and 32,400 deaths from the disease.
President Guillermo Lasso set a goal to vaccinate nine million people in the first 100 days of his government, and exceeded the figure with 9.6 million inhabitants fully immunized, while almost 1.4 million have already received the first of the two doses against Covid-19.