Date: 5 days ago   Category: Health

Since the beginning of year nearly 40 thousand Ukrainians got sick with measles. Only reliable protection - vaccination

According to operational data of the Center of public health of the MINISTRY OF HEALTH of Ukraine, within the 15th week 2019 with measles 2,279 people - 1204 adults and 1,075 children got sick. Inoculations - only reliable protection against measles, especially if in your region the flash of incidence is recorded.

Incidence of measles continues to grow in Ukraine. From April 5 to April 11 most of all new cases of measles it is registered to Kiev (309 patients: 199 adults and 110 children), in Kharkiv (239: 165 adults and 74 children), Kiev (197: 120 adults and 77 children), Khmelnytskyi (186: 93 adults and 93 children) and Lviv (157: 41 adults and 116 children) areas.

Since the beginning of year (from December 28, 2018 to April 11, 2019) ached with measles 39,549 people - 18,187 adults and 21,362 children. 14 people died of complications of measles. the MINISTRY OF HEALTH of Ukraine together with local authorities continues by

special measures to stop the outbreak of measles in the country. During the first quarter special operation for increase in level of vaccination and overcoming measles continued in Lviv areas. Result - 90% of children have protection against measles, the Lviv region stopped being the leader among areas with the highest rates of incidence of measles. In the next few days similar special operation will begin in the Khmelnytskyi region in which the quantity of new cases of a disease weekly grows. On April 13 the meeting of the commission on TEB and emergency at the Khmelnytskyi RSA where the plan of carrying out additional measures for the strengthened immunization against measles of the children's population of the area within special operation on the immunization initiated by the Ministry of health protection of Ukraine was approved took place. The purpose - to increase coverage level inoculations to protect residents of the area from measles.

For reliable protection against a disease all children have to receive both the first, and second dose of vaccine against measles in time. The Ministry of Health urges all to observe the Calendar of inoculations and as soon as possible to make up for inoculations if missed planned vaccination.

to Be vaccinated according to the Calendar and all children up to 18 years (even those which have the false certificate of an inoculation, but actually were not vaccinated) can gratuitously make up for the passed inoculations and also adults from risk groups are military, participants of OOS, students, teachers and physicians.

All regions are provided with vaccines of the CPC (against measles, parotitis and a rubella) productions of Belgium and the USA: as of April 11 in Ukraine there were 1,032,146 doses. It is possible to check amount of vaccines in your area in the table. Notice that to do vaccination the vaccines which were purchased at the expense of the state budget it is possible ONLY in the municipal ("state") healthcare institutions rendering primary help. Family doctors, therapists and pediatricians can direct to an inoculation.

If in an office of inoculations say that there is no vaccine, see the chief physician of medical institution for clarification of the reason. If the chief physician cannot provide information, address to department/management of health care in your regional nuclear heating plant



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