Saturday , July 24 2021

Measles: a high percentage of vaccinated children stand out

According to reports from the local Immunization area, vaccines against measles, rubella and mumps have been applied to 70% of the target population among the ten Primary Health Care Centers (Caps) that are in accordance with the municipality of the Autonomous Community.

In this sense, around 1,500 children receive doses, while it is estimated to reach a total of 2,800 children from 13 months to 4 years inclusive.

The head of the municipal Immunization, Diana Aguilera, explained, in a dialogue with El Territorio, that "in the second month of this campaign we continued with the vaccination modalities in Caps, even though there were more in October. Now, more than anything, we vaccinated in field. "

Meanwhile, as reported by the Ministry of Public Health, Uruguay Central Zone, which has an objective population to vaccinate 10,388 children, until the beginning of this week and managed to immunize 76% of that number.

On the other hand, after the first month of the National Campaign, the area covering the cities of Apostoles, San José, Azara, Tres Capones and Las Tunas succeeded in completing 80% of children immunized in relation to the objectives to be achieved. .

This was explained by Ricardo Martinez, Head of Program Area in Zone III Health: "We have to go out to vaccinate more than 3,700 children in the area consisting of this area. I can assert that we have achieved the goals set by the program to have 80 % of children with vaccines at this stage ".

In this case, officials highlighted the commitment of the team working in the field, which every day goes to the neighborhood "even though we have experienced rain for several days."

They also stressed that they would strengthen routes in homes where they had graduated and did not find anyone, or parents were not notified.

Vaccination, in turn, is done at all public health centers and hospitals for free and does not need to present medical orders.

In all provinces, the population that must be achieved is 103,192 children and the campaign, which ends on November 30, is free and mandatory.

"Measles is a very contagious viral disease that can be obtained by relating to someone with measles. The virus can remain in a closed environment for up to two hours after someone who is in the transmission has left the site," said the head of the Immuno-Reventable Disease Control Agency of the Nation, Cristian Biscayart.

On his side, Adolfo Rubinstein, Secretary of National Health, was concerned that only 53% of boys who until the end of the month had to receive an additional dose of measles vaccine agreed to protect against it. very contagious infection.

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