Thursday , August 5 2021

Last week the children to vaccination against measles and rubella – Télam



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 conducted every four & # 39; years to reduce the impact of measles and rubella, until last Wednesday had received additional dose 2,054,779 boys.

On the total to be applied to the targeted population, set at & # 39; 2.817 million doses, was still required to be immunized over 750,000 children, that coverage was & # 39; 73%, said the director of -Kontroll of & # 39; Immunoprekuperabbli 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, 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.


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