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An expert fears that the lack of vaccination culture could “revive” diseases

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In Yucatán, only 86.6% of children under one year of age have their complete vaccines; at one year of age, 82.2%; at 4 years, 80.5%, and at 6 years, 79.5%, so the child population is at risk of the resurgence of diseases such as poliomyelitis, whooping cough, and diphtheria, which were considered practically eradicated, specialists warned.

They pointed out that, given the different outbreaks of previously eradicated diseases such as poliomyelitis in the United States, whooping cough in the Czech Republic, and the recent 4 imported cases of measles in Mexico, concern about the possible return of these diseases increases.

“It is necessary to reinforce children’s vaccination records. We call on fathers, mothers, and caregivers to go to health centers with their children and their respective vaccination records to ensure that they do not lack any vaccine,” said doctor Gregory López, Medical Manager of Vaccines at Sanofi Mexico in a video conference broadcast from Mexico City.

The specialist highlighted that Mexico has a Universal Vaccination Program, which aims to maintain coverage of childhood vaccination schemes at 90%, which will reduce the risk of resurgence of diseases preventable by vaccination and secondarily create immunization. herd that allows us to protect patients who, due to some medical situation, cannot receive a vaccine.

“The National Vaccination Card that corresponds to children from 0 to 9 years old, includes the application of 8 vaccines and protects against 14 diseases, including whooping cough, of which 57 cases have been reported so far in 2024; tetanus, with 5 cases this year; among others such as Hepatitis B, poliomyelitis, diphtheria and Haemophilus influenza type B, which are included in the hexavalent vaccine,” he explained.

San Miguel Times

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