A drop, a torrent of health

The 63rd National Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccination Campaign has begun

The National Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccination Campaign began yesterday throughout the country and will be extended until April 26, with the purpose of keeping polio eradicated, one of the most relevant results of Cuban Public Health.

As reported on the website of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), vaccination points will be set up throughout the national territory, mainly in polyclinics and family doctor’s and nurse’s offices, in order to bring the service closer and guarantee its preservation.

The vaccination process is carried out in two stages, with two doses of bivalent oral polio vaccine. The first one contemplates all children who on April 22nd are more than one month old and have not reached the age of three, with a week of recovery from April 29th to May 3rd.

Likewise, between June 17 and 21, the second phase of the Campaign will be announced, in which the second dose will be administered to those who receive the first dose, and a reactive dose will be administered to children nine years of age, with recovery between June 24 and 28.

Likewise, a week of recovery is foreseen for infants who cannot attend for different reasons, since the fact that they present symptoms of fever, vomiting or diarrhea, are impediments in the access to the immunogen administered in drops, stated the Minsap.

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