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Most Havana Citizens Fully Immunized against COVID-19



Havana, Aug 2 (ACN) The head of the Primary Assistance Department under the Cuban Health Ministry Maria Elena Soto said that some one million 355 thousand Havana citizens had been fully immunized against COVID-19 up to August 1st.

The official gave her statements upon the closing of a public health intervention in the city capital, which is home to about 2 million inhabitants, with the locally developed vaccine named Abdala. The Cuban product, developed by the Havana-based Genetic Engineering and Biotech Center proved 92,28 percent efficacy level against the symptomatic disease and 100 percent to prevent serious conditions and death.

Following the close of the health intervention some 57 vaccination sites were outfitted to complete the dose scheme of those who are still to take their second or third shots of the vaccine, said the specialist, who insisted that those vaccinated will reach their top immunity against the disease between 14 and 28 days after taking their third dose. The disease control can be achieved by taking all safety and precaution measures and after having a large percent of immunized persons.

The Cuban capital also opened the COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant, breastfeeding women, while transplanted patients will follow over the next few days. Meanwhile, the vaccination senior citizens also takes place at elderly homes, psychiatric hospitals, and other centers.

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