“Vaccinating your children is giving them better opportunities”: Roxana Castillo, polio survivor and vaccine specialist from Honduras

21 October 2021 – It has been 32 years since the last case of polio in Honduras, 30 in the region, but professionals like Dr. Roxana Castillo, consider that facing the new epidemics is just as important as dealing with the “historical” epidemics.

This doctor, with more than 20 years of experience in the laboratory, is today one of the most outstanding vaccine specialists in Honduras. According to Castillo the public health systems in Latin America should not relax, but instead deepen the massive vaccination processes, improve information for new parents, and expand access to medical supplies.