Within the framework of Vaccination Week in the Americas, the II Binational Vaccination Day was held in the Ecuador-Colombia border area with the slogan “Vaccinating Saves Lives.” The event was held this Saturday, April 22, 2023 in the city of Puerto Asís, Putumayo – Colombia.
Gabriela Aguinaga, Vice Minister of Governance of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) of Ecuador, participated in this meeting. She mentioned the importance of implementing vaccination strategies that prevent and save lives. “We have reached a negotiation with Colombia to extend our vaccination brigades and cover all border points, we are able to do so.
Additionally, he highlighted that Ecuador develops the Vaccination Campaign for an “Ecuador free of poliomyelitis, measles and rubella”, promoted by the MSP, which will take place from May 2 to July 9 of this year where they will be vaccinated against these diseases to the population from 1 to 12 years of age.
For his part, Jaime Urrego, Vice Minister of Public Health and Provision of Services of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, said that “this is a joint effort, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Colombia and Ecuador to advance in the recovery, expansion, strengthening of vaccination coverage in our countries and particularly in the border areas”.
This immunization day will guarantee a vaccination mechanism in a safe, effective, free and barrier-free manner, providing opportunities to start, complete or reinforce schemes for Colombians and Ecuadorians who live in the border areas of both countries.
The Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador guarantees the well-being of the population, through the vaccination scheme in all life cycles, it has 18 types of vaccines that protect more than 26 diseases such as: poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, chickenpox, fever yellow, hepatitis, rotavirus, among others, which are applied in all health establishments nationwide.
The Government of Ecuador makes an annual investment of more than 100 million dollars for the acquisition of vaccines, which ensures the offer to the population in a free, safe and effective way.
📝#BOLETÍN | En el marco de la Semana de Vacunación en las Américas se desarrolló la II Jornada Binacional de Vacunación en la zona fronteriza Ecuador – Colombia con el slogan “Vacunarse Salva Vidas”. El evento se realizó hoy en Puerto Asís, Putumayo 🇨🇴
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública (@Salud_Ec) April 23, 2023
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