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Health: Nation left Santa Fe without meningococcal vaccines



The ministry of the province submitted a complaint to the Ministry of Health, and the national government confirmed that it was only in February that the compensation would be normalized.

28 November 2018

The Santa Fe province ran out of a meningococcal vaccine. Health Minister Andrea Uboldi confirmed that there are no further benefits and will not be until at least February.

"There is no dose from there until February, children can not be vaccinated," said a provincial official for Rosarioplus.com, pointing out that this year, also due to distribution problems, stopped applying to children aged 11 years.

From the San Francisco Health Portfolio, the National Health Secretariat warned of when and how to remedy the situation. He did so through the letter and the Minister's answer was a statement where Nación expects that "the process of liquidating the necessary shares and completing the replenishment strategy will take place on February 15, 2019"

Meningococcus is a bacterium that causes serious diseases such as meningitis (sepsis of the membrane covering the brain) and sepsis (generalized infection), with fatal consequences or irreversible neurological consequences (hearing loss, neurological disorder, amputation, etc.). Children under one year of age are the most vulnerable, whereas adolescents and adults may be the key to the newborn and infants who are at higher risk for the disease.


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