This is a national vaccination campaign against measles and rubella developed by the Ministry of Health and Social Security through the Intensive Immunization Program (PAV), supported by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
These children will be vaccinated, regardless of whether they were previously vaccinated or not, according to a Cape Verde government note.
The aim of the campaign is to help eradicate measles in Cape Verde and the African region, and to stop the transmission of relatives of rubella virus.
The Ministry of Health and Social Security aims to vaccinate more than 95% of this population and will therefore make available vaccines to health structures, nurseries and other previously identified sites.
Through this campaign, 44,850 children should be vaccinated.
As the government reminds, measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that causes high fever, red spots on the skin and is transmitted through saliva droplets, coughing and sneezing.
Pear is also a highly contagious disease caused by viruses and causes fever, red spots on the skin and is also characterized by the appearance of lymph nodes in the skin behind the neck. It is transmitted through saliva droplets, coughing and sneezing.