Initiation of Vaccination Days – PAHO/WHO

Immunization protects against vaccine-preventable diseases such as cervical cancer, polio, measles, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B, bacterial pneumonia, rotavirus diarrheal disease, and bacterial meningitis disease, disability and death.

Within the framework of the Vaccination Week of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization has launched the Expanded Program on Immunization.

Dr. Giovanni Escalante, PAHO/WHO Representative in El Salvador, recognized the Ministry of Health’s efforts in carrying out the vaccination and making the safe vaccine available to the population free of charge.

Likewise, UNICEF Representative Yvette Blanco invited fathers, mothers and caregivers to vaccinate children to protect them from these diseases.

For more than 40 years, PAHO, through its Vaccine Access Revolving Fund, has provided safe, high-quality vaccines at affordable prices to Member States and territories in the region. It is part of a comprehensive immunization package that supports countries’ efforts to sustainably and equitably reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases through control and elimination strategies.

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