Monday , May 29 2023

750,000 children have no additional dose of measles


More than 750,000 children between 13,000 and 4 years of age, that is, 27% of the total, did not receive free, obligatory doses of ellipse and rubella, and was notified to the Secretary of Health of the National Health Service. He reminded that the vaccine campaign will end on November 30.

"We ask the family to go to the nearest vaccination center, to receive the corresponding immunity, mandatory and free for children between 13 months and 4 years, although they can already be included," said the minister in a statement.

Through the campaign, every four years and every four years, to reduce the impact of pathology, 2,054,779 children receive an additional dose.

"We need a vaccine around 750,000 children, which means that we currently have a coverage of 73%," said 2,817,000 doses for supplemental doses. Control of immunological diseases (Dicei), in charge of Cristian Biscayart.

He added: "It is very important that they still do not have children taken in kindergarten, those who are missing those days, to get a better coverage."

According to data from Dicei, the provinces of Jujuy, Corrientes and Chaco accounted for 97.8%, 94.5% and 91.5% respectively.

On the other hand, the provinces of La Pampa, Salta, Mendoza, Río Negro, San Luis, Neuquén, Santiago del Estero, Córdoba, La Rioja and Chubut are between 80% and 90%, Santa Fe, Formosa, San Juan, Tucuman, Misiones, Entre Rios, Catamarca, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego, Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires show less than 80% coverage.

"It is very important to recognize the work of the country's vaccine groups and the merit of the parents of pregnant children, because they understand well that the additional dose for immune people is improving," said Biscayart.

According to data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) of the Health Organization, from the beginning of the year to October 23, 8,091 cases of illness were confirmed, including 85 deaths, in Venezuelan 11 countries of the Americas. 5,525 cases and 73 deaths), Brazil (2,192 cases and 12 deaths) and the United States (142 cases).

In Argentina, a total of 14 cases were registered in 2018.


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