When will those who are not elderly but have serious illnesses be vaccinated?
The mass vaccination process continues with seniors plus 70 years old, field journalists and police officers, while the process has been completed for doctors who have received two doses of the vaccine. Deputy Health Minister Eugena Tomini was asked when people suffering from cancer, with chemotherapy, diabetes, or even people on dialysis will be vaccinated, as they have not yet received the call to apply for the anti-Covid vaccine.
Tomini on ABC, said that this is estimated by experts:
"According to vaccination experts, noticing the incidence of Covid-19 in these groups that have concomitant diseases, they assess whether or not this is the primary group to be vaccinated or not. While we have not moved on to the defined groups, but it is seen as reasonable that behind the first line health personnel was the age group with the most compromised immunity, ie bandages 70+. So, depending on the quantity and stock of the vaccine, the risk groups will be proceeded from now on ”.
Further, Tomini said that every non-infectious disease versus Covid-19 has a defined level of risk, adding that the third and risk age groups have been the major priority groups. Also those of critical services have been a priority group.
"If we are to have a more widespread epidemic of services that will maintain calm or order, critical services want a much greater active role and expanded contacts than individuals. These are elements that have been evaluated in advance not only by us. Of course, the groups you mentioned are groups rated on the basis of dangerous diseases within their group, but compared to Covid-19 and when you have more contacts you have a higher priority to be vaccinated compared to the population that carries concomitant diseases or the other population that is sound. "With a better stock of vaccines, the risk groups will be dealt with."