Last week in the session without debate, the senators accepted the tables and unanimously adopted a new standard to ensure free and mandatory nature of vaccines. What are the most important points?
New Rokotislaus, Pablo Yedlin, Tchaikovsky Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, who received 60 positive votes, has replaced the 22,909 loan from the time of military dictatorship and updated the Regulation guarantee new control measures and give the state the responsibility to keep the vaccination program up to date and to promote its effective compliance.
The new law declares "Vaccination nationallywhich are considered as investigations, epidemiological surveillance, evidence-based decision-making, procurement, storage, distribution and vaccination, by ensuring the cold chain and its production.
Thus free access to vaccination services "with social justice at all stages of life", the obligation to apply vaccines to all residents and the prevalence of general public health for a particular benefit, inter alia.
"This is a great news for public health, a project that came under the law a year, federal law, technical consensus and supported by all the congressional blocks," he explained. Infobae Dr. Carla Vizzotti, successor to the Argentine vaccine and epidemiology (SAVE).
He added: "The new standard offers a vaccination program, vision and components of the most advanced vaccination programs nowadaysbecause it can update the legal framework, reform it and consider the enormous progress of vaccination in general and in particular the Argentine immunization program ".
As far as the specialist in health medicine is concerned, this new law is nothing more than a great opportunity to empower and involve the national state, provinces, municipalities, health groups, health centers, the community and the communiqué to promote public access to vaccines.
Donations under the new law are numerous and concrete. First, it strengthens vaccination as a state policy where vaccines are still voluntary and mandatory, as always. To this is added that the national state is responsible for obtaining the necessary vaccine supplies and to supply them within 24 jurisdictions.
"It also proclaims vaccinations at all stages of life and all its components Immunization program dand the national interest. It also defines vaccination as a social benefit and strengthens the prevalence of public health in the private interest, "Vizzotti stressed.
The law also defines the compulsory vaccination of healthcare and laboratory personnel, recommends health care administration to grant vaccine exemptions and provides legal requirements for external consultative committees CONAIN (National Immunization Commission) and CoNaSeVa (National Vaccine Safety Commission).
Another article states that "the applicability of a vaccine on the basis of an employer's prior approval justifies the absence of work on the application date". "This term in no way impacts or reduces wages, wages or awards", adds the law.
A national vaccination calendar is required for procedures such as entering and ending a school year; conducting medical examinations at work; Processing or renewal of DNI, passport, residence permit, marriage certificate and driving license; and treatment of family allowances.
Until now, the requirement for timely vaccines was only for children and their certificate was required for school. However, with the change, Now adults, depending on their age, also need a document for these procedures. The update of the law also confirms the reimbursement of the vaccination and its exemption. "The state has to guarantee the procurement of vaccines and supplies," says the text.
It was also found that the document to be presented is a so-called " Unique vaccination card (CUV) where compulsory vaccination data must be maintained and must provide the population with access to vaccines. Vaccines, such as hospitals (public and private) and pharmacies, issue cards. Family allowances and studies are also discussed. The law clarifies several issues that "failure to comply with an established motion does not preclude prosecution".
From the National Register of Registered Persons from the Ministry of the Interior, they told Infobella that they would not be prevented from dealing with them because they did not have a vaccine certificate. Section 13 clarifies it when it says: "by favoring the population's access to vaccinations at all stages of life without hindering the completion of these procedures".
For clarification, adults are asked to apply hepatitis B and dual bacterial adults. Those born after 1965 are a triple virus (measles, mumps and rubella). Over time, anti-influenza virus and pneumococcal should be given.
At the same time, the establishment of a national registry for the digital vaccinated population, which has all the vaccine status data of its inhabitants; and also a possible national vaccination register.
The regulation stipulates that vaccines should only be used in establishments approved by the Ministry of Health. Improper fines for vaccination are prescribed, such as rejection of the vaccine, CUV fraud, intention to recover the vaccine or use of the vaccine in an unlawful place.
The penalties applicable to the case are the warning, fine-tuning, which is 10-100 minimum wages, vital and mobile; and a maximum of one year's interruption.
Finally, it provides for the provision of free distribution facilities in the media, which constitute the federal media system and public content. And August 26, each year, was set up as a national date of vaccination, the birthday of Albert Sabin, in recognition of his enormous role, efforts and daily commitment to bringing vaccinations to all parts of our country. And creating a picture of a possible vaccine.
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Juan Delgado Martín Meli, Head of Sanofi Pasteur to South Kone, explained Infobae the importance of a new standard that needs to be regulated so that it becomes effective.
"In Argentina, as partners in public health for 40 years, we are very pleased with this initiative, which is a confirmation of what we have done: vaccination is an important tool for rescuing human lives and clarifying that it is a social advantage and a priority for Argentina," said Meli.
As for the availability of vaccines, now confirmed by law, Meli announced that the laboratories provide vaccines to the states through the Pan American Health Organization Revolving Fund.
"The development of the vaccine will take about 10 years. And its production lasts about two years. This productive process forces us to anticipate availability and right delivery well in advance. It is coordination that needs to be addressed with much anticipation. Planning is extremely important, and this law helps to make this reality, "said Meli.
But he warned: "Supply of vaccines is not enough. Access to vaccines is equally important than the vaccine itself. Communicators, vaccination centers, professionals, NGOs, the state and other actors need to be coordinated with access to vaccination. Otherwise we have the availability of vaccines, but the population has no access. Vaccines are outdated and thrown away. It is therefore important to have very effective access to vaccinations. And this law is the key to achieving it. "