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Health: The nation left Santa Fe without a meningococcal vaccine

The ministry from that province filed a complaint with the Ministry of Health and the national government confirmed that only in February the replacement would be normalized.

November 28, 2018

The province of Santa Fe came out of the meningococcal vaccine. Health Minister of that province, Andrea Ubaldi, has confirmed that there are no more doses and there will be no, at least until February.

"From here to February there is no dose, children can not be vaccinated," a provincial representative told, and noted that this year, also due to distribution problems, has ceased to apply in children at 11 years of age.

From the Santa Fe health portfolio, they warned the National Health Secretariat and when to regulate the situation. He did so through a letter, and the response the minister received was a statement in which the Nation predicts that "the process of removing the necessary actions and completing the operation to complement the strategy will take place on February 15, 2019".

Meningococcus is a bacteria that causes serious diseases such as meningitis (inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain) and sepsis (generalized infection), with fatal consequences or irreversible neurological sequelae (hearing loss, neurological disability, amputations, among others). Children under 1 year are the most vulnerable, while adolescents and adults can be carriers of microblogging and transfer to newborns and young children at greater risk of getting sick.

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