In Ukraine, more than 50% of children under one year of age are not vaccinated. Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov announced this during a briefing.
The lowest rates of vaccination coverage for children under one year are in the Zakkarpatya, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhya, and Volyn regions.
"As of August 1, 2020, the level of routine vaccination of children in the first year of life against poliomyelitis - three doses up to a year - is 45.6% of the annual plan; from diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus - three doses up to a year - 47%; from measles, mumps, rubella - 45.3% are carried out annually; from viral hepatitis B - 42%; from tuberculosis - 48.1%; from hemophilic infection - 44.6%," he said.
It should be noted that the lowest vaccination rate is observed among adults. Only 28.4% of people are vaccinated against diphtheria and tetanus. This increases the risk of new disease outbreaks.
As we reported before, the Health Ministry of Russia released to the civil circulation the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus. The regions of the country should receive the first batches of the vaccine soon. However, the WHO doubted the safety of the Russian vaccine against Covid-19.