The Buenos Aires government announced that people with disabilities are now included in priority groups to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Based on the work carried out by the team of experts and taking into account the epidemiological conditions, individual risk and health risk, in dialogue with institutions and specialized agencies on the subject, it is decided to prioritize their care with vaccination to people with disabilities,” explained Lourdes Farias, Provincial Director of Access and Inclusion in Health.
According to Farias, “this group is incorporated in its entirety as a population at risk” in the Buenos Aires Vacunate Provincial Plan. “Without discriminating the different edges that the entire universe of disability may have, in addition to all those who have already received the vaccine due to its basic condition or comorbidity,” Farias said.
Interested parties must register on the Vacunate PBA website in the population group between 18 and 59 years old (Risk Group) detailing their disability, which will give them priority and assign them a vaccination time.
The provincial directorate for Access and Inclusion in Health will have help available to accompany and facilitate registration to people who need it. For inquiries send an email to email@example.com
In recent weeks, the government added additional groups to prioritization list including pregnant women with comorbidity, people with cirrhosis, diseases with immunological compromise such as HIV and other immunodeficiencies, oncohematological diseases, transplants or on the waiting list for transplantation, and patients taking immunosuppressive medication.