The doctor Sarbelio Moreno, Director of Teaching and Academic Development at the Children's Hospital in Mexico, presented a Hexavalent vaccine capable of fighting diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type B.
He did it during the Colombian congress on pediatrics, which was developed in the city of Medellin. – On a private level, Colombians have access to Hexavalent vaccine, However, according to Global strategy for the eradication of polio of the World Health Organization (WHO)the inclusion of such a vaccine in the expanded immunization plan would significantly contribute to the eradication of this disease, the specialist said.
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During the panel "New Six-Way Vaccinations in Latin America", Moreno stressed that such countries Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Panama They have this vaccine within their public immunization plans that prevent 6 diseases in one single application.
"This multi-functional and combined pediatric vaccine allows simple administration and a good safety profile in consultation with a physician.In addition, completely liquid eliminates errors through recovery, allows easy administration and reduces the potential risk of contamination, explained the director.
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Similarly, the expert stressed that "Colombia is progressing with the change in oral polio vaccine (OPV), which is administered orally dropwise and contains the virus inactivated by the inactivated variant (IPV). This pTurns side effects through mutation or reversal of vaccine viruses (Polio Post-vacunal), then by November 2018 this option is made the second dose of the vaccination scheme. "
Finally, the physician recalled that by 2018, the range of the first three polio doses in Colombia is 92%, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO).