Last Friday, the National Campaign for the Control of Vaccination against Measles and Rubella came to an end. In this context, the Ministry of Health stated that the percentage of children who are immunized is not ideal, however, they were satisfied because 81% of the risk group received their dose from & # 39; the vaccine, they consider a high figure. In addition, they said that this figure could increase because the final numbers will be processed today. Health Minister Alejandra Venerando said the vaccination had risen in recent weeks, but the objective they followed was not achieved. "The surprise is that the percentage of children vaccinated in the remote sections is 100%," added Venerando. On his behalf, the immunization head, Marita Sosa, said they were vaccinating 45,200 children of almost 56,000 who should be immunized.
This campaign, which took place throughout the country to strengthen this immunization, started on October 1 and was useful for children between 13 months and 4 years inclusive. In San Juan, the risk group consisted of around 56,000 children.
Public Health explained that they aim to vaccinate the whole risk group, to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity. That's why they went out to do lots of campaigns and ride still to house to house. Departments where they visited schools, operators have been installed in the squares of different neighborhoods and even take part in marathons and departmental parties to try to reach as many boys as possible. There were even remote flats such as Jáchal, where they did some logistics work before the campaign to identify the children of the department to one who had to accept this dosage dose.
"Chimbas and Capital are the lower sections in the percentage of children who are vaccinated," said Venerando, adding that the most remote ones were the most successful. This is despite the fact that the State Vaccine, which is the place that focuses on the greatest number of people in Greater San Juan, has extended its hours of attention.