As of February 9, about half of Ukrainians are inoculated against diphtheria. Ulyana Suprun, the acting minister of healthcare of Ukraine said that in an interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel.
'We've got to get the numbers growing; there's enough vaccine in the clinics across the country, our pediatricians and family doctors have enough of them as well. Anyone can get inoculated,' she said.
Children and adults (starting from 16 years old) should get vaccinated against diphtheria and tetanus every ten years. According to the official, there's enough vaccine in Ukraine for all those willing to get inoculated.
Suprun added that the Ukrainian government currently negotiates with the U.S. to get the anti-measles vaccine; currently, Ukraine needs about 900,000 doses for scheduled inoculation. There are still many children who did not get inoculated in time, the minister explained.