Such amendments were made to the preventive vaccination schedule in Ukraine. According to it, there are no more age restrictions for free vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. Moreover, the vaccination of the children starting from six months has become possible and measles is very dangerous illness for them.
Only adults aged under 30 years were able to be vaccinated before these amendments.
People of all ages who can get the free vaccine:
- people, who contacted with ill people (it is recommended to get vaccinated during the next 72 hours);
- people, who have never been sickened with measles and have no data about vaccinations in the medical file;
- people, whose analyses on IgG antibodies show no immunity against measles.
The adults need only one vaccination to form the immunity.
It was reported that 30,794 people were infected with measles since the beginning of 2019 in Ukraine. The incidence rate grows in Kyiv, Khmelnytsk, Ternopil, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv regions and in Kyiv as well.
Earlier a two-year-old boy deceased because of the complications caused by measles. The deadly case was observed in Lviv, western Ukraine.
Moreover, a nine-year-old girl died from measles in Rivne region. It is the third case since the beginning of the year.