Vaccination is a fundamental pillar of the health system of every country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), since it prevents up to three million deaths a year with its implementation.
RPP Noticias says that vaccination saves millions of lives and it is a practice that has been recognized around the world as the safest and best-performing public health intervention.
For these reasons, and adding that it is also cost-effective, children in Peru are mandated to get vaccines during their first four years of life.
The main objectives of vaccination “are the control, elimination, and eradication of diseases preventable by vaccines. Due to the importance of vaccination and its impact on the health of our population, the Peruvian State, through the Ministry of Health, guarantees the provision of vaccines in order to comply with the National Vaccination Scheme”, you can read in RPP Noticias.
In this sense, newborn babies must get the Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis vaccines. At two months old they get Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Hepatitis B, Meningococcus C, Pneumococcus, Poliomyelitis, and Rotavirus.
When babies reach four months of life they are given Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Pneumococcus, Poliomyelitis, Rotavirus. At six months old they receive Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Hepatitis B, and Poliomyelitis.
Then, according to information from RPP Noticias, at seven and eight months they should get the influenza vaccine, which is applied annually afterward.
When children arrive at their first year of life they should get vaccinated against Pneumococcus, Triple Vírica (measles, rubella, parotitis). At 15 months old they get the vaccine against yellow fever; at 18 months against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis, Poliomyelitis, Triple Vírica (measles, rubella, mumps); and finally when they are four years old they get Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis, Poliomyelitis.