Cuba Headlines

Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information

In statements to acn, National Immunization Program advisor Miguel Angel Galindo said some 350,000 children from one month old to age three will get their first dosage between March 28 and April 3.

In a second phase of the program, running from May 9 to 15, these
children will get a second vaccine. Another group of nearly 142,000
children under 12 years old will have theirs reactivated at this same
time, confirmed Galindo.

The vaccine (two drops) should not be administered to children
experiencing fever or are vomiting or have diarrhea. Likewise, those who are allergic to any of the vaccines components or suffer from immune-deficiency diseases will be exempt from the program.

Cuba became the first country on the continent to eradicate
poliomyelitis, in 1962. As of 2007, the country had administered 76
million doses of vaccine, and all Cubans under 61 are protected against
this disease.


Related News