Health authorities urged families to go to the nearest vaccination centers to receive their children's immunization, which is "mandatory and free" for the population of this age group across the country.
During the campaign, which began on October 1 and is being held every four years to reduce the impact of measles and rubella, an additional dose of 2 054 779 boys was obtained by the last Wednesday.
About the total amount to be applied to the target population of 2,817,000 doses is still needed to vaccinate about 750,000 children, with a coverage of 73%, said Dici, the Christian Biscayert Director of Dice Immunology
"It is very important that those who have not yet taken their children to vaccinate do so in those days that are lacking in order to achieve greater coverage," the official insists.
According to the Pan-European Health Organization (PAHO) data from the beginning of the year to 23 October, 8 091 cases of measles, including 85 deaths, were reported in 11 countries in the region.