The national campaign to vaccinate measles and rubella for children from 13 months to four years will end this Friday, November 30.
Health authorities from Bangsa urged families to go to the nearest vaccination center so that their children receive immunization, which is "This is mandatory and free" for the population of this age group throughout the country.
During the campaign, which began on October 1 and It is done every four years To reduce the impact of measles and rubella, on Wednesday it received an additional dose of 2,054,779 boys.
In the total that must be applied to the target population, it was established in 2,817,000 doses, still needed to vaccinate around 750,000 boys, with 73% coverage, said director of Immunopreventable Disease Control (Dicei), Cristian Biscayart.
"It is very important that those who still have not taken their children to vaccinate do so in these lost days, to achieve wider coverage," the official urged.
Measles is a febrile eruption that can occur at any age, although it is more serious in children under 5 years of age or malnourished, which can cause serious respiratory complications such as pneumonia; diseases of the central nervous system such as seizures, meningoencephalitis, blindness, and diseases that are late with chronic complications.
According to data from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), since the beginning of the year and up to October 23, 8,091 confirmed cases of measles, including 85 deaths, have been reported in 11 countries in the region.
This list is led by Venezuela (5,525 cases and 73 deaths), Brazil (2,192 cases and 12 deaths) and the United States (142 cases), while in Argentina, a total of 14 cases have been registered so far in 2018.