North Kazakhstan region lacks of measles vaccine
Petropavlovsk. February 6. KazTAG - Measles incidence has been growing in the North Kazakhstan region, while medical organizations are lacking of vaccines.
"The information about lack of measles vaccine has been sent to the akimat," said the press-service of the department for health care.
In fact, people wrote about vaccine deficit in the region in social networks two weeks ago. That time, Daurenbek Beisembayev, deputy head of health care department of the North Kazakhstan region, said there were enough vaccines in the region.
"At the moment, there is sufficient volume of vaccine, 60 thousand doses of the combination vaccine against measles, rubella, mumps, provided to children aged one and six, they are distributed to polyclinics. We are conducting purchases and there will be a supply of vaccine next week. There is no monovalent vaccine against measles. According to the plan, all children are being vaccinated, I can assure you. I have no data on the absence of vaccine," he said on January 24.
Since then, the number of cases in two weeks has increased significantly. As of January 24, according to the head of the regional department of public health protection Arman Kushbasov, 17 cases of measles were fixed in North Kazakhstan region (including 10 children aged under 14 ), while as of February 5 - 52 cases have been fixed.
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