The demand to vaccinate against yellow fever had, in the early days of January, an exponential growth. Because of this, attention has collapsed in most of the public vaccines authorized to provide it. In no health center are the shifts available and the Border Health Board, the only one that attends without a shift, this week there were queues of more than one day. To address this problem, the government authorized new vaccination centers in response to the growing demand of tourists traveling to Brazil where there is a possibility of infection.
Tails more than one day in Border Health. Alfredo Martinez's Photos
The nation's Ministry of Health said on Thursday it had incorporated three of the major private centers in the country: Stamboulian, Previvax and Vacunar into the vaccine network. Now you only have to pay the cost of the application, which is around 300 pesos, since the health portfolio provides the inputs. In these places you also have to take turns.
Health Department, guaranteed the supply of vaccines and recalled the importance of only those who travel to risk areas or countries that require this sanitary requirement are immunized. It should be applied at least 10 days before the date of departure and that a single dose is sufficient for a lifetime.
However, Health advises a medical consultation at least four weeks before the trip for the professional to determine whether or not the vaccination is indicated.
To know the hours of attention and vaccination sites available in the different jurisdictions of the country, you must enter the link https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/viajeros/vacunatoriosfiebreamarilla. In all cases, you must present your national identity document or passport, without exception.
The vaccine should be given at least 10 days before traveling.
The recommendation for vaccination is geared specifically to people planning to travel to the Brazilian states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
The exception is some states of the Brazilian northeast, but for the rest of the territory of the neighboring country the suggestion remains valid. At www.argentina.gob.ar/fiebreamarilla/test, the countries and areas at risk of infection are listed.
Due to the current epidemiological situation, it is advisable to those who present a contraindication to receive the vaccine that avoid traveling to areas with active viral circulation.