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The incidence of measles is on the rise in Kazakhstan. More than 3,000 cases have been registered this year. Cases of measles are registered in all regions of the country.


The city of Almaty has reported the most cases accounting for about a third of the total, this is followed by the Zhambyl region.

“72% of children with measles were not vaccinated. At the same time, 60% of them, or 1282 cases, are due to parents’ refusal to vaccinate, 20%, or 416 children, were not vaccinated due to medical contraindications, and another 20%, or 431 children, did not receive the vaccine due to under-vaccination age. – said the chief state sanitary doctor of Kazakhstan Aizhan Esmagambetova.

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In Kazakhstan, vaccination against measles is mandatory . Children are vaccinated for free, at a year and six years. The national immunization schedule includes ubiquitous airborne infections, including rubella and chickenpox.

The last mass measles epidemic in the country was in 2019. Then almost 11 thousand people became infected.

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