Sunday , May 16 2021

There is a week left to vaccinate children against measles

The national vaccination campaign against measles and rubella from 13 months to 4 years will end next Friday, while 27% have not received the additional dose, free of charge and mandatory, according to data from the Healthcare Secretariat.

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.

The list is headed by Venezuela (5,525 cases and 73 deaths), Brazil (2,192 cases and 12 deaths) and the United States (142 cases), while Argentina has so far recorded 14 cases in 2018.


  • national campaign
  • measles
  • rubella
  • vaccination
  • children
  • health
  • Ministry of Health Government

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