August 26, 21 - 5:06 pm - LABS

Colombia authorizes vaccination of people over 12 years old

President Iván Duque announced that, starting on August 28, the entire population over 12 years old is allowed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with Pfizer‘s vaccine, the only one authorized by health regulators for this age group.

Colombia had already authorized the immunization of young people between 15 and 19 years old.

According to Health Minister Fernando Ruíz, 83% of people over 50 have already received the first dose, and 71% the second dose, but the country still has 2.7 million people to be vaccinated.