The National Campaign for measles vaccination and rubella for children from 13 months to four years will end this Friday, November 30.
The nation's health authorities have called on families to go to the closest vaccination centers so that their children receive immunization, which "It's mandatory and free" for the population of that age group across the country.
During the campaign, which began on October 1 and This is done every four years To reduce the impact of measles and rubella, they received an additional dose of 2,054,779 boys by Wednesday.
Of the total number that should be applied to the target population, determined with 2,817,000 doses, about 750,000 boys should be vaccinated, with coverage at 73%, said Dicei's director of disease, Christian Bizaskart.
"It is very important that those who have not yet taken their children to vaccinate do so in these missing days in order to achieve greater coverage," the official warned.
Smallpox is a fever-eruptive disease that may occur in all ages, although it is more severe in children under 5 years of age or malnourished, which can cause serious respiratory complications such as pneumonia; diseases of the central nervous system, such as seizures, meningoencephalitis, blindness, and late illnesses with chronic complications.
According to the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), from the beginning of the year and until October 23, 8,091 confirmed measles cases, including 85 deaths, were reported in 11 countries in the region.
The list is headed by Venezuela (5,525 cases and 73 deaths), Brazil (2,192 cases and 12 deaths) and the United States (142 cases), while in Argentina, a total of 14 cases have been reported in 2018.