México’s vaccination policy sets an example for US, while it faces one of the largest Measles outbreak

670765_b645bb0173e845338973eb460ce263fd.jpg_srz_p_533_354_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzThe recent outbreak of Measles in the United States, that turned Walt Disney‘s Happiest Place on Earth into the measles kingdom, is raising questions about the efficiency of the National Healthcare System.

No one knows exactly what triggered this Disney-linked measles outbreak, but officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it was most likely thanks to an overseas traveler visiting Disneyland Park in California late last year while infectious.

 

But, when talking about measles prevention, the USA should look into one of the best immunization systems in the world. It is just down the border. México has had not a single case of autochthonous measles since 1996 and is about to be recognized by PAHO as a measles-free country.

Which is the secret behind the success of México’s vaccination policy?

Basically 3 features:

1.) It is Universal

2) It is Free

3) It is Mandatory

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