April 2023: Bolivia started a nationwide integrated campaign

Bolivia started a nationwide integrated campaign April 17 targeting 35,679 children with vaccinations against measles, mumps, rubella, polio and yellow fever. Expected to end May 14, the initiative will operate in rural and urban health centers. In addition, Bolivia’s Santa Cruz de la Sierra and surrounding areas ran a multi-antigen vaccination drive April 5-April 30 targeting unvaccinated children under 6. Taking place in health centers, the drive involved at least 70,000 doses of vaccines against each of a range of diseases, including diphtheria, hepatitis, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella and tetanus. The campaign aimed to increase immunization rates in a region where only 47% of children received second doses of MMR vaccine in 2022 and only 48% were given an influenza shot. El Deber (1); El Deber (2)

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