This is the National Vaccination Campaign against Measles, Rubella, Mumps and Poliomyelitis. Vaccines are essential to prevent these diseases that were eliminated or controlled from re-emerging in the country.
In accordance with the recent act issued by the Ministry of Health of the Nation, UNICEF and the Argentine Society of Pediatrics (SAP) for the population to join the National Vaccination Campaign against Measles, Rubella, Mumps and Poliomyelitis, aimed at girls and children from 13 months to 4 years old, the provincial health portfolio agreed to strengthen the commitment to this campaign together with the Argentine Society of Pediatrics (SAP) Branch Alto Valle del Río Negro and Neuquén and the Society of Rural Medicine.
This week, the Minister of Health, Andrea Peve, met with the president of the Argentine Pediatric Society (SAP) Alto Valle del Río Negro and Neuquén branch, Sara Valsecchi, and with the president of the Rural Medicine Society, Adriana Feltri , to discuss the progress of the campaign in our province and continue to reinforce the importance of conveying that these additional and mandatory vaccines allow us to take care of our children.
“It is essential that we unite to sustain the commitment against these diseases, which can be very serious, and which with effort we have managed to eliminate and control in our province and the country. We must not lose sight of the fact that in other parts of the world these diseases continue to represent a major health problem,” said Peve.
In addition, the head of the health portfolio warned: “Health teams continue to intensify their tasks to reach the population and we need everyone’s commitment to achieve goals that protect us as a community. We must understand that vaccines are the key to avoiding the reinsertion of these diseases”.
The head of the Metropolitan Sanitary Zone, Alejandra Espinosa, and the immunization referent of the health portfolio, Araceli Gitlein, also participated in the meeting, during which the importance of informing and advising Neuquén families on the obligation and need to apply these measures was reaffirmed. vaccines and those of the National Vaccination Calendar.
It should be noted that during this first month of the campaign, Neuquén is positioned among the nine provinces that have already vaccinated more than half of the target population. For this reason, it is necessary to continue working and joining forces with different organizations to reach the expected goal.
At the same time, all health teams, especially those who care for boys and girls, are invited to continue conveying the importance of this national campaign.
Along the same lines, in the last Federal Health Council (COFESA) held on Thursday, October 27, ministers of Health from the 24 jurisdictions issued a call to families to join in the vaccination of boys and girls from 13 months to 4 years inclusive, within the framework of said campaign.
National Vaccination Campaign against Measles, Rubella, Mumps and Polio
It is important to point out that these national vaccination campaigns are carried out every four years to prevent the resurgence of diseases that have been eliminated or controlled in the country. For that reason it is a mandatory preventive measure.
The National Vaccination Campaign against Measles, Rubella, Mumps and Polio is aimed at girls and boys from 13 months to 4 years old, inclusive, who must receive additional doses of the triple viral vaccine (SRP) and the anti-polio vaccine (IPV), regardless of age. keep the calendar up to date.
Campaign vaccines can be co-administered with the COVID-19 vaccine and with any vaccine on the National Calendar. The application of these vaccines is free, compulsory and does not require a prescription or medical indication.