Over the past six months, 10 cases of measles, including 4 among children, have been registered in Mukachevo.
The coverage of measles vaccination is 82.4% for children under one year old and 75% for children under 6 years old. The percentage of vaccinated children over 9 years old remains low and is about 45%, – the head of the Center for primary health care in the city of Mukachevo Yevhen Meshko said.
The doctor assures: the main method of prevention is vaccination, which provides for protection from measles. They use a combined vaccine to prevent three diseases at once – measles, epidemic mumps and rubella.
According to the schedule of vaccinations, vaccination against measles, epidemic mumps, rubella is performed at the age of 12 months and the second vaccine injection – at the age of 6 years.
From August 2017 to February 2018, additional measles vaccination measures are carried out. No post-vaccination complications have been registered, no child has been hospitalized on account of vaccination in Mukachevo.
Recall that in 2017, 250 refusals from vaccination against measles were recorded in the region.