The national campaign to vaccinate against measles and rubella for children from 13 months to four & # 39; years will end this Friday, 30th & # 39; November.
The health authorities Nation urged families to go to the nearest & # 39; vaccination centers so that their children receive immunization, which "It is mandatory and free" the population & # 39; that group & # 39; age across the country.
During the campaign, which began on 1 & # 39; October This is done every four & # 39; years To reduce the impact of measles and rubella, until last Wednesday had received additional dose & # 39; 2,054,779 boys.
On the total to be applied to the target population, established in & # 39; dose 2.817 million, still needed to vaccinate around 750,000 boys, To which the cover is & # 39; 73%, said the director of the Control & # 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.
The measles vaccine is erwittiva disease that can & # 39; felt and can & # 39; occurs at all ages, but is most serious in children under the age of & # 39; 5 years or no nutrition, which can cause serious respiratory complications such as pneumonia; central nervous system diseases such as seizures, meningoencephalitis, blindness, and diseases with late & # 39; chronic complications.
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 led by Venezuela (5525 cases and 73 deaths), Brazil (2,192 cases and 12 deaths) and the US (142 cases), while in Argentina, in 2018 a total of & # 39 were registered, 14 cases.