As part of the prevention strategy in relation to the imported measles outbreak, the country started the immunization campaign to the target public between 20 and 24 years 11 months and 29 days in order to strengthen or update the vaccine that currently , is provided in the country for other risk groups, the so-called Tres Vírica, which covers measles, rubella and mumps.
For the O & # 39; Higgins region, there are 67,000 doses for the target audience, where young people should go to the nearest health center and apply for their ID card for the vaccine, which is free and available until the day February 28th. with possibilities of extension, as long as there is 80% coverage.
At CESFAM 2 in Rancagua it was the place where the health authorities gave their foot to the campaign, where a dozen young people were immunized, like Gerardo Guerreiro, who commented that "it is relevant that the young people become aware and approach the offices and I vaccinate against measles, I congratulate the Ministry of Health for this measure. "
For its part, O & # 39; Higgins Health SEREMI, Dr. Rafael Borgoño, said that "it is a universal free vaccination for the target group between 20 and 24 years, regardless of whether it is FONASA or ISAPRE, everyone is entitled to this vaccine. Of course, it is not recommended for pregnant women and for those who want to get pregnant, they should wait about 3 months after receiving the dose of the vaccine.
The head of the regional health portfolio, added that "this is a specific campaign that will last until the last day of February, however, I want to emphasize that the vaccination strategy is maintained for those born between 1971 and 1981 who travel abroad and of course, immunization is maintained for children under 1 year of age and for those who attend primary school. I would also like to emphasize that health prevention is a priority issue for the government of President Sebastián Piñera.
CORMUN Rancagua's Director of Health, José Antonio Cavieres, commented that "yesterday we had more than 60 young people who were vaccinated against measles at CESFAM 2, so we are very happy with the enthusiasm of the young people. I want to emphasize that our six family health centers will make every effort to achieve the necessary coverage. "