The number of Ukrainians who get sick of measles is now growing. According to the Health Ministry, 1,334 people fell sick over the past week. 812 of them are children.
Most cases are observed in western Ukraine, southwestern regions of the country and in Kyiv.
Since January, over 18,000 Ukrainians have been infected with measles. Nine died due to complications.
The Health Ministry said that vaccination is the only way to protect oneself from the disease.
In April, on the request of Ukraine’s Health Ministry, UNICEF delivered a new shipment of the MMR vaccine in the sum of 800,000 doses.