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Pereira’s health ministry accepts changes implemented in the PAI vaccination plan

The city government took advantage of the Ministry of Health’s national guidelines saying: “Update day, search for susceptible people for expanded vaccination schedule” and changes to the National Immunization Plan to announce 18 months and 5 years of reinforcement. The scope of this guideline and how it will be implemented in Pereira. Pereira’s Secretary of Public Health and Social Security Ana Yolima Sánchez Gutierrez indicated: “The changes issued by the Ministry of Health to the vaccination plan for the year 2023 refer to the fact that the triple viral vaccine, which was implemented for the first 5 years This will be implemented for 18 months, from 2023.

That is, children who have turned 18 months before January 1, 2023, will be given the vaccine at the age of 5 years. However, for infants who turn 18 months from January 1, 2023, the triple viral vaccine will be administered at 18 months of age. Also, the Ministry of Health tells us that the pentavalent vaccine will be introduced as the first booster in 18 months, instead of DPT. In this sense, he highlighted that in addition, in April 2023, within the framework of the US National Immunization Day, there will be a change in the booster dose of the 5-year polio vaccine, which will go from oral to injectable administration.

In the context of the above, the health leader stressed that the pentavalent or quintuple dose is the vaccine that protects against five diseases: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b. “Remember that the requirements to access immunizations included in PAI are: that the minor participates with an adult; carry the identity document of the minor and the adult; Present a vaccination card and most importantly: it is the greatest act of love with our little ones and it is free”, said Sánchez Gutierrez. With regard to the 2022 data coverage figures, with which the municipality of Pereira closed 2022 according to the biological tracer, the third dose of pentavalent in children under one year of age, it was 90.1%, equivalent to 4,203 doses administered Was.

In this regard, he stressed that vaccination ips where minors can go to receive their respective doses: • IDIME MAYORCA. • Identify Elvira. • Committee. • Family Center. • Kennedy Hospital. • Downtown Hospital. • San Joaquin Hospital. • Police Health Section. • Sectional Health Battalion. • IPS Colesubsidio. • IPS Veere Solis the Lake. • Kolsubside A.V. 30 August. • ColSubsidio Pinares IPS Special • REVIVAMOS Foundation. • Professional vaccination. • Red Cross.

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The priority of the city government is to maintain and increase coverage during this 2023, to guarantee vaccination without interruption in Pereira, through ESE Salud Pereira visiting educational institutions, community homes, ICBF, prison, community in general Heeding requests and guaranteeing full access.

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Publication date 01/19/2023

last modified 01/19/2023

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