Just over a month after the National Cancer and Rubella monitoring campaign began, almost 50% of children aged 13 months to 4 years old (for whom it is intended) have not yet been vaccinated. So he confirmed it CONVINCE Cristian Biscayart, Director of Immuno-Potential Diseases Control at the National Health Secretariat (MN 89 167).
"For this date, we expect that about 80% of immunization is something that did not happen. For every 100, we still need to find just over 40 children. "He pointed out the difference in regional coverage "It is always more difficult for them to fill the metropolitan area and the border areas". These are the regions with the highest risk, "as they have an important role in people's movement and a lot of tourism." If we consider that in Latin America we have a difficult situation, we must protect the people ", – said the director.
Biscayart in this case refers to for an outbreak of "no control over the years in Venezuela and a significant number of cases in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. "Actually, Argentina has so far approved 14 cases in 2018. In this context, "achieving the goals of the campaign is becoming increasingly urgent," he said.
"It's important to note the vaccine is free, compulsory, effective, safe and that the dose is already prevalent in the country. We need vaccination teams to enter the gardens, parents would know that their children will be vaccinated, and also go to the ambulance and vaccination, "said the head of Immunization.
Vaccination tends to go down worldwide, and experts are concerned with it, and Argentina is no exception. At this point it needs to be made clear that Biscayart confirmed that "the campaign can not be extended. If there are jurisdictions that have difficulty achieving their goals, they should consider the strategy of some provinces to reach non-vaccinated children and become a susceptible person. "
About the vaccine
Triple Virus is used for children from 13 months to 4 years inclusive. It is mandatory, free and if they have already been vaccinated, an additional dose should be applied. It applies to all public health centers and public hospitals and does not require medical attention.
The vaccine Protects against bait, rubella and mumps, and it is contraindicated in immunosuppressive children either with diseases (primary immune deficiency or HIV-AIDS), or with therapies such as chemotherapy. If in doubt, talk to your doctor.