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Arequipa Launches Rescue Vaccines Campaign to Protect 18 Thousand People Amid Disease Threat

Arequipa has 18 thousand people, including children and adults, who are exposed to several diseases.

Because of this, it starts give rescue vaccinesThis was reported today by the Agency regional vaccination coordinator, Giovanna Valdiviaat the launch of the American Immunization Week, which was done at the Héroes del Pacífico school in the Paucarpata area.

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The expert explained that there are approx 10 thousand children under 5 years of age who miss at least one dose of the routine vaccination schedule or were not planted during the pandemic. Therefore, they will be applied 20 vaccination brigade towards schools and homes to find the smallest and complete their protection against diseases such as measles, polio, diphtheria, among others. The rest are mostly older adults who have not yet received the pneumococcus vaccine that prevents pneumonia.

“There are some young people who need to complete two or even four vaccinations. There is no problem in sending them all at once. “Those who don’t want to do that can schedule their visit to the health center after 30 days after receiving any doses.”Valdivia said.

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If minors are placed in educational institutions, informed consent from the minors was required. the parents of the family.

In addition to the brigades which implement rescue vaccines to close gaps, there are 11 other working groups responsible for visiting the schools in the the great city of Arequipa for vaccination against Human papillomavirus (HPV) for young people from 9 to 13 years old, men and women. Vaccination against HPV for adolescents up to 18 years of age is carried out in Health centers.

2024-04-19 15:12:39
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