By Admin. Updated 2:03 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment says the Abdala Cuban vaccine is now available for children five years and older.
The ministry in a release on its Facebook page says interested parents or guardians are asked to call their nearest vaccination site for more information.
The Abdala vaccine has already been authorized by Cuba CECMED for use in children from two to even years old.
Abdala, the first vaccine in Cuba and Latin America, showed an effectiveness of 90 percent in severe patients and against the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and efficacy of ninety two point two eight percent against symptomatic disease with a three-dose scheme every fourteen days.
The doses produced so far reached forty million, a milestone for science in the Caribbean country.