Suprun noted that the purchase of the vaccines will take place at the cost of the saved funds due to “efficient procedures of the state procurement through the international organizations”.
“UNICEF Ukraine will provide extra vaccines. It will allow to reliably meet the requirements of the vaccinations, which amount increases due to the outbreak of measles in Ukraine,” Suprun wrote.
According to her, over 40,000 people sickened with measles since the beginning of 2019 and 15 people died from the complications.
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.