Visoti inaugurated the second day of National Days for Vaccination and Immunization Day

The Minister of Health of the nation, Carla Visotti, today opened the second day of the days celebrating the Vaccination and Vaccination Day at the Science Culture Center, in which they worked on key vaccination strategies in Argentina. Safety and Standardized Immunization Registry. Also, the draft regulation of Law 27,491 on the control of vaccine-preventable diseases was presented – which is to be published in the official gazette – and a presentation was made on national medicines and biological products and the necessary measures. To carry out the technology transfer process.

„This national meeting is very important to prioritize and recognize the great work that vaccinators have done before and after the pandemic, and that they continue to do now,” Visotti said, adding that „vaccination is a public policy and construct. A partnership that must be undertaken with a federal and equitable perspective.”

So, he pointed out, „We do everything with the hope that the government should be supportive and equitable, so every person gets what they need regardless of where they were born and what social security they have.”

For her part, Sandra Tirado, Secretary of Access to Health, celebrated the meeting and said, „It takes many dedicated people to decide to make vaccinations free, mandatory and nationwide, and we know that vaccinators are the ones in this sense. Bring solutions to many problems in every sector of our country.”

In turn, the Undersecretary for Health Strategies, Juan Manuel Castelli, thanked „for the commitment to be here and for the great commitment every day across the country, both ministers, PAI leaders, PAI leaders and vaccinators.”

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Within this framework, the Minister spoke about the history, evolution, impact and integration of vaccination in Argentina, and then participated in the presentation of the regulatory plan for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases with National Senator Pablo Yedlin and Undersecretary Castelli. .

The minister emphasized the health impact achieved by vaccination in our country: Argentina maintains a state free of measles and rubella (congenital rubella syndrome), polymyelitis in 1984, endemic measles in 2000, neonatal tetanus in 2007, rubella in 2009. In addition, the vaccine was able to control outbreaks of diphtheria, which mainly affected children, and reduce the incidence of hepatitis A transfusions by 96%.

In addition, Vizzotti spoke with Castelli and PAHO representatives about national production of vaccines and technology transfer. In this regard, priority was given to the established capabilities in our country, such as the development of the National Multipurpose General Plant (INEVH-ANLIS), which made it possible to restore the national production of the vaccine against Argentine hemorrhagic fever in 2020-2021. With an investment of USD 5 million. Another relevant example is the more than 50,000 formal jobs created by the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and nanotechnology sector in our country, which is associated with more than 3,000 jobs in the research and development sector and the ever-growing public-private relationship of science. Knowledge (referred to by science and technology) and biotechnology developments by national and international institutions.

The conference continued with representatives from the Directorate for Immunocompromised Diseases (DICEI) reviewing the evolution of vaccine coverage and providing coverage for 2022.

During this second day of the meeting, a discussion on „Vaccine, a shared commitment” was also held. Challenges and Goals” coordinated by Mirta Magariños, International Immunization Advisor for PAHO, attended by representatives of the National Immunization Commission (CONAIN), Argentine Society of Immunology and Epidemiology, Argentine Association of Infectious Diseases, Argentina of Pediatric. Infectious and scientific journalists.

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On the other hand, the head of the Department of Epidemiology of the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital, Angela Gentile, coordinated the group on CNV in the context of the United States with the participation of the heads of PAHO, CONAIN, DICEI and the Expanded Program of Immunization. (PAI).

Additionally, in yesterday’s session, representatives from NOA, NEA, Southern, Cuyo and Central Regions shared experiences on vaccine safety; naming strategies; Safety and awareness; Adverse events attributed to vaccination (ESAVI); cold chain and logistics; and innovative strategies for vaccine access.

PAHO Advisor on Health Surveillance, Prevention and Disease Control, Willner Marquino, participated in the meeting; New Guinea Ministers of Health, Andrea Viviana Pev, and Subut, Miriam Montesterolo; Tucuman Health Minister, Luis Antonio Medina Ruiz; Cabinet members of the Ministry of National Health; UNICEF Argentina representative, PAHO/WHO, vaccinators from the provinces and PAI leaders.

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