“El sarampión es una amenaza en el continente”, dijo el ministro de Salud

“Measles is a threat on the continent,” he said today louis medina ruiz. With that phrase, the provincial Minister of Health emphasized the incidence of Double Viral and the schedule of vaccines that correspond to the National Vaccination Calendar.

In particular, the vaccine is called Double Viral because it is made up of the measles and rubella viruses, which cause pediatric pathologies. This is placed on all children when they reach their first year of life and is reinforced at five years old when the child is going to start school, but also every four years the health system generates campaigns to reinforce children who are between 13 months and four years.

¨This immunization is aimed at those over 18 years of age and under 56, that is, the population that may experience a complication or become infected with measles, a disease that is a threat on the continent. People who were born before 1965 are excepted, since they are considered protected for having been in contact with the virus, “explained the head of the health portfolio.

Due to the circulation of the measles virus in the United States, Brazil and other countries in the region, the Ministry of Health targets people who have not started or completed their regimen. In this sense, the minister explained that there are places where there is no immunized population and that means that anyone who travels to compromised areas for tourism can bring the virus and complicate the epidemiological situation in the country and in Tucumán.

¨We are undertaking this action and we are also continuing to complete vaccine schedules that correspond to the National Vaccination Calendar. For this reason, this prevention plan is being actively carried out to cover the population and avoid epidemic problems”, continued Medina Ruiz.

The Public Health System is already immunizing in all the effectors of the provincial system such as CAPS, polyclinics and hospitals, where families usually take their children to be vaccinated. In addition, for this campaign, vaccination posts will be set up in summer resorts and squares, as well as health teams, will visit public and private workplaces.

People who attend the covid-19 vaccination nodes and who understand the importance of avoiding this disease can do so there too.

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