Immunologist Volyansky: In Kiev up to 25 thousand doses of vaccine against measles. Not vaccinated up to 100 thousand small townsmen

Volyansky: Wishing to vaccinate a child in Kiev.

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Not all need the measles vaccine Kiev children can get vaccinated against the disease because of lack of vaccines. This opinion was expressed immunologist, doctor of medical Sciences Andrew Volyansky in Facebook.

“Those who wish to vaccinate a child in Kiev should hurry up. In clinics, presumably, less than 20 thousand doses, pharmacies, and private schools – up to 5 million doses. Not vaccinated, according to my assumptions, from 50 thousand to 100 thousand young people of Kiev”, – he explained.

Желающим вакцинировать ребенка в Киеве стоит поспешить. В поликлиниках, предположительно, менее 20 тысяч доз, в аптеках …

Posted by Андрій Волянський on Saturday, January 13, 2018

On 13 January the Kyiv city state administration reported that during 10 and 11 January in Kiev against measles were vaccinated 2223 children and adults. Vaccination rooms in medical institutions of Kiev, work on a daily basis, “to ensure equal opportunities for everyone to get vaccinated and to vaccinate children.”

Schedule of clinics can be found on the website of the KSCA.

According to the Ministry of health of Ukraine, 2017 Ukraine registered 4 782 thousand cases of measles, while in the period from 2017 to January 11, 2018 from this disease died six people.

As of the morning of 12 January in Kiev received 74 reports of measles cases.

In November 2016, the world health organization warned of possible measles outbreak in Ukraine due to the low level of vaccination of children.

Immunologist, doctor of medical Sciences Andrew Volyansky predicts that in 2018, the number of Ukrainians infected with measles may exceed 40 thousand

Measles – an acute infectious viral disease. The main symptoms of the disease – high fever, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract, conjunctivitis, maculopapular rash of the skin and General intoxication. Morbillivirus – measles virus is extremely contagious, it is easily transmitted by airborne droplets. This virus can live in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours after a sick person left the room, according to the Ministry of health. Nine out of 10 non-immune people in contact with patients will be infected.

This disease is one of the main causes of child mortality in the world. According to the world health organization, annually 30-40 million children suffer from measles, more than 800 thousand die from the infection and its complications. The only effective way to prevent measles is vaccination.

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