For two days, 10 and 11 January, 2 thousand 223 Kyiv citizens were vaccinated against measles, among them both adults and children. This was reported by the Director of Department of Health, Valentyna Ginzburg, the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration reports.
"I thank the people of Kyiv, especially the parents of the young residents of the capital, for such a conscious approach, as well as doctors for intensifying the explanatory work and full support for the activities that the Kyiv City State Administration is implementing during the increase in the measles outbreak," she said, recalling that now the regime of daily work of the vaccine rooms was introduced.
Earlier Minister of Health urged parents to vaccinate their children from measles. According to her, there are resources for this. At the same time, Lutkovska asked the Ministry of Health to begin informing about the importance of vaccinating children against measles.
According to the latest information, in Kyiv 74 people fell ill with measles, among them 57 children.
In connection with the outbreak of measles in some regions of Ukraine, authorities decided to extend the holidays in schools.
A measles outbreak was recorded in the autumn of 2017. According to the Ministry of Health, the country already has 70 times more cases of measles than in the previous year - more than 2000 people. Indications of the most common diseases are recorded in Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa and Ternopil regions. At the same time, more than half of the cases are children from one year to eight.
Doctors stress that vaccination is the only reliable way to protect against measles (for both children and adults). It does not protect against the virus by 100%, but it significantly reduces the possibility of infection and softens the course of the disease.