Mineral calls to vaccinate against outbreaks of mosquitoes for young people between 20 and 24 years


The Ministry of Health (Mineral) made a call to all young people born between 1 and 2994 and 1998 Incipient Outlet of imported measles Which is registered in the country.

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As a method of prevention, Mineral has made a statement calling for reinforcement or updating of vaccination among people. 20 and 24 years 11 months and 29 days.

This "triple" vaccine is intended to protect against measles, Rubella and Mumps, so it can be purchased in public or private vaccines.

The Reasons What people of that age range should participate in the process is because "They are not excluded to the circulating virus, Producing immunity or coverage below 90%, "Under-Secretary of Public Health, Paula Daza.

Among other reasons, the increase in foreigners in the country, which from their countries did not have a wide coverage of vaccination, clarified the authority.

To date, the outbreak of Measures associated with import registers 23 cases (12 men and 11 women).

The process is fixed until further notice February 28 But in case you do not achieve this 80% coverage (1 million 390,000 people) The closing date may be extended.

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On the other hand, the Mineral recalls that Travelers, Among the most vulnerable groups, with no destination outside the country, should be vaccinated.

Among them is:

  • Travelers born in 1971 and 1981 And they have no history of about 12 months after receiving 2 doses of vaccine.
  • Children over 1 year and under 7 years Only 1 dose should be vaccinated at least 2 weeks before the trip.
  • For children between 6 and 11 months 29 daysThey should receive 1 dose at least 2 weeks before the trip. Subsequently, they must follow the normal vaccination schedule at the age of PNI.

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