Thursday , August 5 2021

Last week & # 39; vaccination against measles and rubella vaccination and start & # 39; 750,000 children still needed. – CN



The national campaign to inoculate against children measles and rubella from 13 months to four & # 39; years until the end of next week, while 27% did not receive additional doses, free mandatory, according to the Health by government data.

The health authorities urged families to go to the nearest & # 39; vaccination centers for their children to receive immunization, which is "mandatory and free" for population & # 39; that group & # 39; age across the country.

During the campaign, which began on 1 & # 39; October is performed every four & # 39; years to reduce the impact of measles and rubella, on the last Wednesday received an additional dose of & # 39; boy and girl 2054779.

On the total to be applied to the targeted population, set at & # 39; 2.817 million doses, it was still necessary to vaccinate about 750,000 children, which the coverage was & # 39; 73%, says director Control of & # 39; Immovopreventabbli Diseases (dice) Cristian Biscayart

"It is very important that those who have not yet taken their children to vaccinate do so in & # 39; these days are missing, in order to achieve greater coverage," said the official.

According to data from the Panamericana Health Organization (PAHO), the beginning of the year and until 23 October & # 39;, 8091 confirmed cases & # 39; measles, including 85 deaths, have been reported in & # 39; 11 countries in the region.

The list is headed by Venezuela (5525 cases and 73 deaths), Brazil (2,192 cases and 12 deaths) and the US (142 cases), while Argentina registered a total of & # 39; 14 -the case s & # 39; now in 2018. (APFDigital)


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