The Ministry of Health calls for the last week of vaccination against measles and rubella at 30 November to take part in 12% of children aged 13 months and 4 who still need it.
So far, 88% of the target population has been vaccinated, according to Epidemiology Director Ana Bertone. This vaccine is free and will be compulsory for the next kindergarten registration.
The campaign started on October 1 at national level and runs until November 30, and children aged 13 months and 4 years are inoculated throughout the province with "additional triple antiviral vaccine free."
Bertone pointed out that the population to be vaccinated has more than 20,000 children in the province, of which three thousand are missing "to reach the target". In the gap between the ages, he stated that he would miss "especially the youngest".
The official also noted that different strategies were planned because "we know that the final stage is the hardest, the population generally does not participate in the vaccination". And he clarified that the vaccination campaign against measles and rubella is a public health strategy of the provincial government that is a priority and mandatory.
In this regard, he noted that "this is the documentation that will be required to enroll children in the next school year of kindergarten". He also said that it was being processed at national level that Anses would ask the same documentation for family procedures, "trying to achieve effective vaccination."
All this applies to Bertone, "because we are talking about diseases that can only be prevented by vaccines that do not have special treatment and which are the causes of illness and death among children under 5, immune deficiency and rubella associated with congenital rubella syndrome, which does not cause bad children to be born in children. This undoubtedly emphasized these preventive measures.
In order to reinforce this strategy, the official has shown an example to Venezuela where he stopped vaccination before the crisis "and has more than 5,000 measles cases with more than 70 deaths, meaning that vaccination is the re-emergence of such diseases. "
On the other hand, he claimed that "the victims of the success of vaccines: if you have a high coverage, people forget the risk of the disease, but not just because they are vaccinated when they stop doing these diseases." And in that sense, the same happens with tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria, measles and rubella, "means turning back," he said.
Especially in relation to La Pampa, he said, "there were suspicious cases that we excluded." In Argentina, there are 14 cases in Buenos Aires that are under scrutiny. "But," he said, "there is a constant risk, the group of susceptible people is added and that means that unvaccinated children, plus 10% who do not, but do not respond to the vaccine, therefore have a group of susceptible people , plus the entire epidemiological situation in the world. "
Finally, the director of epidemiology noted that healthcare groups highlighted this campaign: "Vaccination schedules are lengthening and find homes in different places to find those who are missing".
This notification has been included through the media for those who have not yet been vaccinated "to do this at the nearest health center because the campaign is free throughout the province."
They discovered the day in COPD
Today, the concept of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is held on the San Martín Square between 9 am and 12 pm, organized by the Department of Health of the Province and the Lucio Molas Hospital. Pediatric measurements (pulmonary measurements) are performed at the moment for those who want it.
The announcement was made by Laura Vigliotta, university director of Lucio Molas Hospital and pneumonologist at Luján Rolando.
Vigliotta highlighted the aims and scope of the initiative in the area of prevention. "This pathology affects 14-15% of the Argentine population over the age of 40, which is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the world. Due to the patient's quality of life and the consequences of the released disease states, we are doing those people on the day of consciousness and recognition they want to filter (the COPD measurements), "said the Specialist at a press conference.
Rolando, meanwhile, referred to those who are able to carry out preventive measurements: "People over the age of 40 who smoke or smoked at some time in their lives Each patient has to perform a spirometry test.At the morning session (today) we facilitate access to the study, easy to do ".
In this sense, he said that "a first step is to perform a simple measurement using a device, apply a strong and fast shock for six seconds, and reach the values of lung capacity." If the patient did not reach the standard airflow values, this would lead to spirometry. "
The pulmonologist added that "90% of COPD patients are smokers, but in other values, kitchen or wood heater. Patients suffering from this pathology are noticed as they move more easily, making less and less physical effort. "