São Vicente: Measles and rubella vaccination campaign estimated to reach 5.905 children

Mindelo, Nov 7 (Inforpress) – The Health Department of São Vicente estimates that 5.905 children from 9 months to 4 years old 11 months and 29 days will be vaccinated on Tuesday, throughout the island, the population most susceptible to these types of illnesses.

The campaign kicked off this morning with vaccination posts at the Headquarters of the Health Department, in all health centers and basic health units and  kindergartens of Salamansa and Calhau, but also in the  kindergarten Bom Pastor, Bambi and Novos Amigos.

The remaining days will include other areas and localities of the island, such as São Pedro, and for this purpose, 17 teams have been set up that include vaccinators, coordinators and supervisors.

The initiative is part of an action plan at national level, promoted by the Ministry of Health and Social Security, and the aim is to stop the circulation of the viruses that cause the two diseases.






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