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Ómicron is already the dominant alternative in Colombia: the Ministry of Health |  the health

Ómicron is already the dominant alternative in Colombia: the Ministry of Health | the health

This Wednesday, January 5, via his Twitter account, Minister of Health Fernando Ruiz, confirmed that omicron It is the predominant form in Colombia The throne of the Delta version was abolished in less than a month.

The National Institute of Health reports that among the COVID-19 tests it analyzes daily, More than 60% already correspond to the new breed.

What is more, Circulation of the omicron variant has been confirmed in Atlántico, Antioquia, BogotáBolivar, Cordoba, Magdalena, Quindio, Valle del Cauca.

There are 162 circulating breeds in Colombia (79 sublines of the delta variant and 2 of the Mu variant).

The omicron variant mostly develops moderate frames, which is why it is so important It is important to apply the prevention scheme known as DAR (I detect, isolate and report), in order to combat the rapid spread of the virus in the country.

It must be remembered that in the court of January 3, Colombia has already completed 64986015 COVID-19 Vaccines applied And about 50% of the total population already has their own full vaccination plan. However, there is a lag Nearly 10 million people did not show up for their second dose.

In addition, they still have to go to vaccination points and apply their doses of I’m promoting some over 50 years ago.

The booster dose intervals are as follows:

Immunosuppressed patients can be applied one month after completing the program

  • Above 50 years old, 4 months after completion of the program
  • Between 18 and 49 years old, 6 months after completing the immunization schedule
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