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Health brigades visit educational units in La Paz to immunize students against influenza

La Paz, May 18, 2023. – More than 200 mobile brigades of doctors and students from the National School of Health were deployed earlier this Thursday to carry out influenza and routine vaccination of students in different educational units of the city of La Paz. vaccination program, informed Health Minister Jason Auza.

“We’re going to have brigades going from school to school, we’re going to look for our patients, our children who don’t have a full vaccination program to guarantee that protection, with 200 rapid response brigades deployed only in the city of La Paz. There are 400 doctors and students in the final year of the National School of Health”, said Auza at the start of the health mobilization at Plaza San Francisco.

The ceremony was also attended by officials from the National Council of Ayles and the Marquesas of Kullasuyu (Konamac), representatives of the Health Committee of Deputies, councilors and neighbors.

Auza recalled that the government distributes more than 2 million vaccines against influenza to nine departmental health services (headquarters) for vaccination of the population.

He reported that 19,720 doses were distributed in Beni to vaccinate children under the age of 12; Chuquisaca 19,900; Cochabamba 61,600; La Paz 79,620; Oruro 13,880; Pando 6,080; Potosi 29,520; Santa Cruz 105,660 and Tarija 16,420.

Equipped with thermoses, vaccination kits, biosafety materials, the members of the brigade will initially visit educational units in the Republic of Cuba, United Nations Pilot, Maria Inmaculada, Republic of Colombia, Adventist Educational Unit, Max Paredes, Macario Pinilla, Republic of Ecuador. Simona Manzaneda and Maria Auxiliadora in the elementary and primary levels.

The health brigade will continue to work to cover 357 schools in La Paz.

Auza said, “We are not going to sit with folded hands, we are carrying out this activity in other departments, organizing more than a thousand of our officers, this activity should be replicated in the headquarters and municipalities.”

He asked parents across the country to help vaccinate children with their consent and stay safe from Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI).

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