: Mexico has the best vaccination scheme among Latin American countries


By Erika González Reyes. Envoy
Cancun, QR., Mexico, Nov. 9 (Notimex).- The Research Coordinator of the General Hospital of Mexico, Carmen Espinoza, assured that Mexico has one of the most complete vaccination schemes in Latin America, which allows to reduce and control very important diseases among population, such as influenza, dengue and cervical cancer.

In the "XVII Latin American Congress of Pediatric Infectology", the importance of vaccination for the population in general and not only for children or the elderly was highlighted, because future health will depend on it.

She stressed that Mexico is one of the countries that has benefited greatly from vaccines, because thanks to the National Health System, who implemented since 2015 the vaccination cards for each age group, coverage was extended for various ages, which was a very important measure to reduce the number of diseases was caused by bacteria or viruses.

She stressed that Mexico is the only country in Latin America that has been in the four phases of the dengue vaccine and is the first nation that licensed the inoculation of this disease in the world, because when applied to the population between nine and 45, 95 percent coverage was achieved to fight complications, such as hospitalization.

The specialist commented that there is a committee of experts that decides the vaccines that enter the country, because it must supervise and confirm that the laboratories prove their scientific validity and a utility and efficiency for the population.

The specialist of the health sector recognized that the proximity with the United States does not benefit the vaccination in some states of the north of Mexico, since doctors who serve in the border zone use the inoculation scheme that is used in that nation and that does not coincide with the Mexican one.

However, she said that Mexico maintains its vaccination campaigns, in addition to obtaining a batch of reagents to complete the national scheme and its repercussion will be in the future, as there is a sector of the population that comes on their own to complete the ones that are not avai6lable, for some reason, in the public system.

She stressed the fact that nurseries and public schools require the national vaccination card to receive children, because it allows a control and monitoring of suffering among this sector of the population, which does not happen in particular institutions, which entails the risk of infections.

She indicated that there are anti-vaccine groups that do not take their children to inoculate, especially in sectors of the socioeconomically high population, because having more access to medical information, creates confusion and more conflicts about their effectiveness.

She acknowledged that in Mexico there is still debate on the importance of legislating that vaccination be mandatory, but she explained that the awareness of parents is what will lead to the eradication and elimination of various diseases, especially on the child population.

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Publicado el viernes 10 de noviembre, 2017 a las 08:22
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