Measles: the vaccination campaign ends next Friday


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 20:14

On Friday, the nationwide vaccination campaign against measles, rubella and CRS (Congenital Rubella Syndrome) ends, and the province's Ministry of Health is seeking a greater coverage of children between 13 months and 4 years.

"The vacThe anointing will end on the 30th, as stipulated. We are working hard. We are already vaccinating 92 thousand children, between 13 months and 4 years. This week is being intensively vaccinated in areas where we need people to take their children. We have, especially in Capital, the need of those who have not yet been vaccinated " said Dr. Ricardo Cortéz, Head of Immunization at Siprosa,

The specialist explained that "in all campaigns the data on how the coverage is being analyzed. In this case, there are areas of the province where all have been vaccinated, and there are other areas where they are carrying out activities such as vaccination home to house or going to different educational establishments to attract the latter. "

He noted that there are approximately 16,000 children who have not yet received the dose. Given this scenario, he reiterated that they are working intensely everywhere in the province where children are being surveyed nominally.

Capital, Villa Mariano Moreno, Tafí Viejo and Yerba Buena, Band of the River Salí are the large conglomerates that have the largest number of children to be vaccinated
said Cortéz, so they will continue to work in these areas to capture them.

The doctor explained that "Although they have all the vaccines applied, they need to apply that additional dose because there is a group of children who do not respond to the first dose and who can get measles. "

He also remembered that Vaccination is mandatory You do not need a medical order and can go to any vaccinations, caps and hospitals in the province.

Cortéz said that once the campaign is over, the areas where doses are still available to work exclusively in these cases will be analyzed.



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