the Department administrative district of health (DADIS) in the Department of Cartagena de Indias has applied a total of one thousand 120 doses of vaccines to prevent diseases such as measles, poliomyelitis and acute respiratory infections among others. These actions correspond to the plan of shock launched by the district at the onset of measles in children under one year in the city. Many cases of measles were imported, by the Ministry of health requests the parents or caregivers of minor Venezuelans, go to vaccination centres where they will apply appropriate doses for free.
In the city of Cartagena de Indias, it has 65 posts free vaccination in public and private hospitals which are open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. In addition, this day also influenza vaccines were applied to children 6 to 23 months, pregnant women and older adults. Director of the DADIS, Antonio Sagbin said that vaccines against polio 2, 4, 6, continue to apply 18 months to 5 years. Vaccine pentavalent that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis at 2, 4, 6, 18 months and 5 years, and of course viral triple vaccine that protects against measles, mumps and rubella at 12 months and 5 years».
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