According to the operational data of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (computer translated), for the first 10 weeks of 2018, 7069 people have been infected by measles– 2,434 adults and 4635 children.
Fortunately, health officials the number of new cases of measles in Ukraine has decreased by another 10% since last week.
Most people suffered from measles in Ivano-Frankivsk (1566), Transcarpathian (1279), Odessa (1063), Chernivtsi (677), and Lviv (550) oblasts. The smallest number of cases of the disease is observed in Luhansk and Chernihiv (4), Sumy (5), Kharkiv (10), Kherson (13) oblasts.
In the 12 months of 2017, according to the schedule of vaccinations planned vaccination covered 93.3% of children 1 year and 90.7% of children 6 years.
In general, in Ukraine, the remainder of vaccines, taking into account the recent supply of 220,000 doses, is about 370,000 doses. The next supply of measles vaccine – 800 thousand doses of the CCP – is scheduled for the end of March.
Despite the decrease in the number of new cases, the risk of measles disease remains. Parents throughout Ukraine are asked to vaccinate their children not only against measles, but also against other diseases in accordance with the schedule of vaccinations, as well as to rectify missed vaccinations if your children did not receive a vaccine in previous years.