November 2022: Argentina extends national vaccination campaign

Argentina extended a national vaccination campaign against measles, mumps, rubella and polio until December 11 due to low uptake. The campaign—which started on October 1 and was expected to end November 13—targets children ages 13 months to 4 years, aiming to boost national coverage rates, which declined due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Specifically, the pandemic caused a 10-percentage-point decline (on average) in the national coverage rate for all vaccines from 2019-2020. The Argentine Society of Pediatrics (SAP), the Ministry of Health and UNICEF urged Argentinians to join the vaccination campaign. Additionally, the government will require all students to show proof of vaccination in the 2023 school year. UNICEF; Government of Argentina; Argentina MoH

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