The national measles and rubella vaccination campaign for children ages 13 months to four years will end this Friday, November 30th.
The nation's health authorities urged families to go to the nearest vaccination centers for their children to receive immunization, "It's mandatory and free" for the population of this age group across the country.
During the campaign, which began on 1 October and It is done every four years To reduce the impact of measles and rubella, until last Wednesday had received its additional dose of 2,054,779 boys.
Of the total that must be applied to the target population, established in 2,817,000 doses, still needed to vaccinate about 750,000 boys, with which coverage is 73%, said Cristian Biscayart, Director of Immunopreventable Diseases Control (Dicei).
"It is very important that those who have not yet vaccinated their children do so these days that are lacking in order to obtain greater coverage," said the official.
Measles is a febrile eruptive disease that can occur at all ages, although it is more severe in children under 5 years of age or malnourished, in which it can cause serious respiratory complications, such as pneumonia; diseases of the central nervous system, such as seizures, meningoencephalitis, blindness and late diseases with chronic complications.
According to data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), from the beginning of the year until October 23, 8,091 confirmed cases of measles, including 85 deaths, were reported in 11 countries in the region.
The list is led by Venezuela (5,525 cases and 73 deaths), Brazil (2,192 and 12 deaths) and the United States (142 cases), while in Argentina, a total of 14 cases were recorded so far in 2018.