About 2,289,721 people have been assisted by the National Vaccination Plan, which began on April 6 throughout the national territory, as informed on Monday the Minister for Health, Luis Lopez.
To date, more than 5,318,914 doses of BCG, anti-hepatitis B, polio, pentavalent, anti-yellow, viral trivalent, measles, rubella, parotiditis and diphtheritic tetanus toxoid (PTD) have been applied.
López, during his participation in the special program “Juntos por la Soberanía” (Together for sovereignty), broadcast by the RNV network, in the company of the deputy minister of Ambulatory Health Care Networks, Indriana Parada, said that throughout the country, 4,200 vaccination points were authorized, 3,500 fixed and 700 itinerant.
The official reminded the population again that the vaccines that are being applied in the National Vaccination Plan were acquired directly from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), so he dismissed criticism from some opposition spokesmen, who questioned the quality of vaccines against measles and diphtheria.
The interviewee also referred to the training program for vaccinators, which aims to create a contingent of 11 thousand new vaccinators, dependent on the Ministry of People’s Power for Health, to expand the capacity of care for the population.
In this regard, he stressed that in Caracas and Vargas state the training goal has been covered one hundred percent, while in Aragua, Carabobo and Miranda states they are close to 80%, in the rest of the states of the country they are close to a 50% of the goal.