Monday , September 27 2021

Strengthen the strategy to vaccinate 30,000 children – AIM Digital

The technical team from the Ministry of Health coordinates actions in provincial and municipal vaccines to strengthen coverage and record data in the context of a campaign against measles and rubella. The province recorded up to now 65 percent of progress at a certain age.

Vaccine against measles.

According to the Immunization Improvement Program (PAI) planning under the direction of the Department of Health's Epidemiology, in the work of immunization against measles and rubella with booster doses of the three virus vaccines for children between 13 months and under five years, the province has recorded an increase in destinations of 65 percent so far. In the context of a 95 percent projection; the data calls the work of the technical team from the health portfolio to complete the sanitation goals.

During the meeting it was stated that in the context of the campaign against measles and rubella, 55,300 children were vaccinated and 30,201 vaccines were lost.

In particular and according to EPI records, 12,052 doses were applied to children aged 13 to 23 months (70 percent); 13,280 doses for boys 2 years (61 percent); 14,848 doses for children aged 3 years (65 percent) and 14,823 children aged 4 years have been vaccinated.

In this case, a management meeting was held between the Integrated Health Service Network Undersecretariat; Directorate of Epidemiology; PIE; Maternal and Child Health management team; First Level Direction Attention; Sumar Program and Department of Nursing.

Considering that 16 days remain until the end of the campaign, work guidelines are defined in 389 vaccinations authorized by the Ministry of Health in hospitals, health centers and Community Integration Centers (CIC). In addition to recruitment strategies, hours of attention to health effectors are extended.

In this way, data coverage and registration will be strengthened in a timely manner in the Paraná, Concordia, Gualeguaychú and Uruguay departments, where timely dialogue is held with the department's health coordinator.

Representatives from the Integrated Health Services Network, Guillermo Zanuttini, announced that on Wednesday, effectors who have the capacity to equip themselves by achieving 35 percent coverage of the missing are described. "The components that are always present at the first level are immunization and operationally necessary to strengthen coverage in Paraná, Concordia, Gualeguaychú and Concepción del Uruguay", he defines.

Zanuttini added: "Within the program area there are special health responsibilities and scope of work for the health team including the region."

Likewise, the need to strengthen BCG and hepatitis B vaccination within the framework of the Joint Meeting and registration of immunizations has been discussed.

The Director of Epidemiology, Diego Garcilazo, participated in the meeting; head of PAI, Albana Gavini; general director of the First Level of Attention, Norma Hernández, and part of the Maternity and Child Team, Nursing and CUS Program Management Unit – Sumar.

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