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Vaccination rate against measles and rubella in Cape Verde: 94.6% – Observer

The Cape Verde health minister said on Tuesday that the scope of the measles and rubella vaccination campaign in Cape Verde has reached 94.6%, saying it is "excellent rate".

Arlindo do Rosário told reporters after the signing of a protocol with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the oncology area in the city of Praia, which is pleased with the results of the campaign organized in the archipelago. Ti We had a 94.6% n vaccination rate at the national level, “she said, noting that the numbers are the same in all counties of Cape Verde.

And at first, it gave the example of Praia, which had more difficulty, but ended the campaign with a coverage rate of 97.3%. "We have consolidated a union over 95%," he said, expressing his commitment to obtaining a measles-free certification of Cape Verde. Dı This, in fact, will be a great victory and success for the health of Cape Verde, “he stressed.

The National Institute of Public Health (INSP), with the support of the World Health Organization, the National Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), developed by the Ministry of Health and Social Security through the Extended Vaccination Program (PAV), It took place between 7 and 13 November.

The vaccine targeted all children between nine months and four years, between 11 months and 29 days. The aim of the campaign is to contribute to the elimination of measles in Cape Verde and Africa, as well as the interruption of the transmission of congenital rubella virus.

Measles, high fever, is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that causes red spots on the skin and is transmitted by saliva, coughing and sneezing. Rubella is also a highly contagious disease caused by viruses, and fever on the skin creates red spots and is also characterized by lymph nodes on the skin behind the neck. Saliva is transmitted by cough and sneezing droplets.

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