April 30, 2019, 17:55Havana, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba Health Minister, José Ángel Portal, today stressed the importance of vaccination to ensure the protection of people with a view to closing this day VIII. World immunization week
The chart that complements his writing suggests that vaccination is our best shield against a group of preventable, serious diseases.
He also adds that if vaccination rates are high, we will generally achieve community protection. Excluded diseases will reappear if we stop vaccination, warn the text.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Week of Immunization is celebrated to promote vaccination to protect people of all ages from disease.
Every year, vaccination saves millions of lives and is widely recognized worldwide as one of the most cost-effective and successful health interventions, says WHO.
However, there are still about 20 million unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated children in the world, lamenting.
Expanding access to immunization is essential to achieving the goals of sustainable development, poverty reduction and general health coverage, emphasizes the UN Health Agency.
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