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Influenza vaccination campaign to begin in Nicaragua

Managua, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The national vaccination campaign against the influenza virus will begin in Nicaragua and will last until the 30th of this month.

According to Vice President Rosario Murillo, this will be carried out through the Ministry of Health (Minsa), with 600,000 doses and will be applied to people over six years of age.

The most recent vaccination campaign in Nicaragua against other diseases was carried out between April and May, and according to Minsa, 2,291,284 doses of vaccines were applied.

This initiative involved a social participation of 35,479 persons in the in the immunization against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.

During the free health campaigns, doses were also administered against measles, mumps, rubella, poliomyelitis, Covid-19, tuberculosis, pneumococcus and influenza, among other diseases.

This type of massive campaigns have been commonplace in Nicaragua since the return to power of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) Executive in 2007.

The benefits of the health model of social inclusion developed by the FSLN raised life expectancy at birth of Nicaraguans from 73 to 76 years of age, and in the case of women it reaches 79.


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