Until the last child: Costa Rica strengthens vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella

The vaccine hurt a little," 8 year-old, Angel Fabian said, smiling with relief after receiving a booster dose of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The boy, who lives in the neighborhood of San Juan in the Aguas Zarcas district, three hours from the capital, San José, was one the children reached by a vaccination campaign to prevent the resurgence of measles, implemented by the Ministry of Health, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

— April 2024 —