Nicaragua reaffirms its commitment to public health with the second national vaccination day.

In an official event in the city of Matagalpa, Nicaragua began the Second National Vaccination Campaign 2023, to complete the scheme in children and adults, reaffirming its commitment to free public health and the well-being of the population.

Dr. Cristian Toledo, from the Health Surveillance Directorate, highlighted “This year it is important to continue protecting ourselves and starting today, November 27, until December 22, the Second National Campaign, where we have also included all age groups”.

“We have a goal of 425,000 doses of vaccines to protect children, adults, young people, older adults, but we also have vaccines that have been included, which are part of the Campaign, which are influenza, and the regular schedule for Covid; but also, the HPV scheme, where girls from 10 to 14 years old are; We have included continuing to apply the first doses, which had already started, but they are also part of the protection scheme”, explained Toledo.

Vaccination campaign against different diseases

Likewise, the representative of the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health emphasized: “In April we developed an important Campaign, where we successfully achieved Vaccination aimed at all populations and age groups, and we reached 2.2 million people. The deployment we carry out in the country is very important.”

The main objective of this campaign is to provide protection to children and adults against 18 diseases, including tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis “B”, viral and bacterial meningitis, viral and bacterial pneumonia, bacterial otitis, severe diarrhea due to rotavirus, measles, rubella, mumps, influenza; and currently immunization against Covid-19 and HPV are added.

Nicaragua, leader in vaccination coverage against COVID-19 in Central America

Regarding vaccination control against Covid-19, Dr. Toledo highlighted that Nicaragua is ranked as the number one country in Central America and among the first in Latin America in terms of application of the first doses and complete schedules.

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This achievement is attributed to access to vaccines provided by the Health System, available in hospitals, centers and health posts, as well as daily brigades dedicated to vaccination with house-to-house visits.

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In addition to the vaccination against COVID-19, a historic milestone in health is being carried out, the administration of the first doses of vaccines against the Human Papillomavirus to girls between 10 and 14 years old, with a total of 425,831 doses.