Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 19:04
On Friday, the national vaccination campaign against measles, rubella, and CRS (congenital rubella syndrome) is over, and the Provincial Ministry of Health is trying to get more coverage for children between 13 months and 4 years of age.
"The vaccination will end in the 30th as stipulated. We work intensely. We already vaccinate 92,000 children between 13 months and 4 years. This week is intensively vaccinated in areas where we need people to take their children. We have, especially in the capital, the need for those who have not yet been vaccinated " "said Dr. Ricardo Cortéz, head of Siprosa Immunization,
The specialist explained that "in all campaigns, the data on how coverage is analyzed is presented. In this case, there are areas of the province in which they have all been vaccinated, and there are other areas where they carry out activities such as home vaccinations or going to different educational establishments to attract the latter. "
He noted that there are about 16,000 children who have not yet received the dose. Considering this panorama, he reiterated that they work intensively in all places of the province where children are searched in a nominal way.
Capital, Villa Mariano Moreno, Tafí Viejo and Yerba Buena, Banda del Río Salí are large conglomerates with the largest number of children to be vaccinatedsaid Cortéz, so they will continue to work in those areas to capture them.
The doctor clarified that "Both have the vaccines applied, they must apply this additional dose because there is a group of children who do not respond to the first dose and who can get measles. "
He remembered this Vaccination is mandatory, He does 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, areas where there are still doses that work exclusively in these cases will be analyzed.
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