National Health Minister Carla Vizzotti opened today at the Scientific and Cultural Center to celebrate Vaccine Day and the second day of Vaccine Day, at which they looked at Argentina’s main vaccination strategies, vaccine safety and standard vaccinations Record. In addition, Draft Law Regulation No. 27,491 on the Control of Vaccination-Preventable Diseases (soon to be published in the Official Gazette) was presented and presented the national production of pharmaceuticals and biological products and the necessary measures to achieve this action. Promote technology transfer process.
“This national conference is very important to prioritize, recognize and publicize the tremendous work that vaccinators have done before and during the pandemic, as well as the work they continue to do now,” Vizzotti stressed. , “Vaccination is a public policy and a construction that must be acted collectively with a federal and equitable lens”.
As a result, he said, “everything we do is based on the belief that the state must exist in a supportive and fair manner so that everyone gets what they need, no matter where they were born or what social security they have.”
Health Services Secretary Sandra Tirado celebrated the meeting, saying: “The decision to make vaccinations free and mandatory across the country required many dedicated people, and in that sense, we Knowing that vaccinators are the ones in charge of vaccination. Brings solutions to many problems in various sectors of our country”.
Undersecretary for Health Strategy Juan Manuel Castelli also expressed his appreciation for the “commitment to come here and what ministers, ministers, PAI chiefs, PAI chiefs and vaccinators do every day. Thank you for your tremendous commitment.”
Within this framework, the Minister presented the history, evolution, impact and integration of vaccination in Argentina, before taking part in the Act on the Control of Preventable Diseases through Vaccinations together with National Senator Pablo Yedlin and Undersecretary Castelli “Introduction to regulatory projects.
The Minister highlighted the health impact achieved by our country through vaccination: Argentina remained free of measles and rubella (congenital rubella syndrome), the last case of polymyositis was registered in 1984, enzootic measles appeared in 2000, 2007 Neonatal tetanus in 2009 and rubella in 2009. In addition, vaccination can control outbreaks of diphtheria, which mainly affects infants, and reduce hepatitis A transplant cases by 96%.
Additionally, Vezzotti spoke with Castelli and PAHO representatives about national production and technology transfer of vaccines. In this regard, priority is given to the existing installed capacity in our country, such as the development of the National Multipurpose Public Plant (INEVH-ANLIS), which makes it possible to resume the national production of the Argentine hemorrhagic fever vaccine in the period 2020-2021, with an investment of US$ 5 million. Another pertinent example is the creation of more than 50,000 formal jobs in our country’s pharmaceutical, chemical, biological, and nanotechnology industries, linked to more than 3,000 jobs in research and development, and growing public-private interactions in science. Knowledge (represented by science and technology) and biotechnological developments of national and international companies.
Representatives from the Immunization-Preventable Disease Control Agency (DICEI) continued to participate in the meeting, where they analyzed the evolution of vaccination coverage and presented coverage for 2022.
On the second day of the conference, the discussion on “Vaccination, Shared Commitments. Challenges and Goals” was coordinated by Mirta Magariños, International Immunization Adviser, PAHO, National Immunization Committee (CONAIN), Argentine Society of Immunology and Epidemiology, Representatives of the Society of Diseases, the Argentine Pediatric Society attended the meeting of infectious disease and scientific journalists.
On the other hand, Ángela Gentile, Head of the Epidemiology Unit at the Ricardo Gutierrez Children’s Hospital, coordinated the CNV group meeting across the Americas, with the participation of the heads of PAHO, CONAIN, DICEI and the Expanded Program on Immunization (sent).
Also, at yesterday’s meeting, representatives of NOA, NEA, Southern, Cuyo and Central regions shared experiences on vaccination coverage; nominalization strategies; safety and vigilance; adverse events allegedly caused by vaccination (ESAVI) ; cold chain and logistics; and innovative strategies for access to vaccinations.
Wilner Marquiño, Advisor for Health Surveillance, Prevention and Disease Control of the Pan American Health Organization; Andrea Viviana Peve, Minister of Health of Neuquén Province and Miryam Montasterolo, Minister of Health of Chubut Province; Luiz Antonio Medina Ruiz, Minister of Health of Tucumán; Member of the Cabinet of National Health Sectors; Representatives of UNICEF Argentina, PAHO/WHO, vaccinators in the provinces and the head of PAHO.