The second stage of the polio vaccination campaign began on Monday, April 22nd, in Unión de Reyes municipality and will continue until the 26th.
This phase aims to reach infants up to two years of age, eleven months and 29 days, and the reactivation of medication to children nine years, eleven months and 29 days, explained to our information services Carlos Ernesto Hernández Naranjo, deputy director of Epidemiology in the locality.
The specialist also added that the vaccine has no absolute contraindications, only patients who at the time of application of the same suffer from fever or diarrhea and those children who have immunosuppression and who by medical indication cannot receive treatment are excluded. . Finally, he warned that the ingestion of water is prohibited in the 30 minutes before and after vaccination.
Poliomyelitis is an infectious disease, which mainly affects the nervous system. The infant population is the most vulnerable and is transmitted from person to person through respiratory secretions or through the oral fecal route.