Another 800, 000 vaccines against measles arrive in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is the second shipment of the vaccine bought for state budget funds this year
19:49, 20 April 2018

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On the request of Ukraine’s Health Ministry, UNICEF delivered a new shipment of the MMR vaccine in the sum of 800, 000 doses as the press service of the ministry reported.

‘The vaccination level should be higher than 95% for the reliable protection from the infectious diseases, and then it is possible to talk about the herd immunity. For the first time, Ukraine is fully provided with the vaccines – reliable, safe and effective. I urge the parents to vaccinate the children and the doctors to urge the patients to the vaccination’, Uliana Suprun, the acting Health Minister claimed.

Related: Measles situation stabilizes in Ukraine, - Ministry of Health

It is noted that more than 90% of the children were vaccinated during the last year.

The vaccine is made in Belgium, has the state registration and was re-qualified by the WHO.

In February the Health Ministry and UNICEF accelerate the delivery of 220, 000 MMR vaccines due to the measles outbreak and taking into account the urgent need in them.

Related: Measles genotype B3 (Kabul) found in Odesa region: Is this type the deadliest one?

Earlier the European Health Security Agency reported that Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy.

As we reported 9, 091 people, including 3,270 adults and 5, 821 children sickened with measles during as at thirteenth week of 2018.

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