Mass measles vaccination will start in April in Kazakhstan

Date: 14:15, 12-03-2019.

Astana. March 12. KazTAG - Mass measles vaccination will start in April in Kazakhstan, said Zhandarbek Bekshin, head of the health care committee, chief sanitary doctor of Kazakhstan.
"Measles situation is on the same level now, about 400 cases are registered weekly, on April 1 we will start vaccination. Trivalent measles, mumps and rubella vaccine will be delivered by March 20. We will get 478 000 doses. First of all we will vaccinate children, then medical workers as they work with sick people," he said.
"Now the incidence made 4000 cases within two years, since November last year. 576 cases were fixed last year, it was the start of the morbidity rise. Naturally we are targeted on prophylactics now," he added.

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