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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cuba : National Vaccination Campaign against A H1N1 Flu Virus Nearing Completion

Via Cuban News Agency :

" Estruch told reporters that the vaccine, donated by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been administered to 1,265,807 people included in highly vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and those within the term of up to 42 days after labor.

The official said that 500 facilities were used as vaccination centers and more than 100,000 professional nurses played a decisive role in the preparation and organization of all services and resources. He also praised their work in a recently concluded national anti-polio vaccination campaign that protected over half a million Cuban children.

Dr. Miguel Angel Galindo, an advisor of the national vaccination program who won the 1999 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Award for Immunization, noted that Cuba leads the region in these vaccination efforts and added that 29 countries of the Americas have implemented vaccination programs among vulnerable groups."

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