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The indicators below the recommended level: the Ministry of Health expresses concern about the low vaccination rate among children under one year old

Olha LipychSociety
The Ministry of Health reported a low level of vaccination among children under one year old

The Ministry of Health has reported a low vaccination rate among infants. According to the ministry, vaccination rates for children under one year of age have not reached the recommended level.

Health Minister Viktor Liashko announced this on Monday, November 20, on his Facebook page. He mentioned that the recommended vaccination rate is 95%.

However, in 2022, this figure ranged from 62% to 74% in Ukraine. A similar trend appears to be continuing this year.

Liashko emphasized that vaccination is a safe method to prevent infectious diseases and is crucial in reducing the use of antibiotics and the development of resistance to them. According to the Health Minister, the health and future of children depend on this action.

He also provided vaccination rates for children under one-year-old in Ukraine over the past year. The lowest number of infants are vaccinated against hepatitis B (62.4%) and polio (68.9%).

Diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus were vaccinated in 72.9% of infants, measles, mumps, and rubella in 74.1%, tuberculosis in 71.0%, and Hemophilus in 74.0%.

Regarding the vaccination of children under one year of age in the first nine months of 2023, the statistics are as follows: 66.8% of infants were vaccinated against polio, 64.8% against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, 74.0% against PDA, 64.1% against hepatitis B, 62.7% against tuberculosis, and 63.7% against hemophilic infection.

According to Liashko, Ukraine has all the necessary vaccines and all the opportunities for vaccination.

"It is very important that parents take responsibility for vaccinating their children. This is how you take care of their health!" wrote the head of the department.

The indicators below the recommended level: the Ministry of Health expresses concern about the low vaccination rate among children under one year old

As reported by OBOZ.UA, on October 24, an outbreak of hepatitis A was recorded in Vinnytsia region. 60 people with a confirmed diagnosis were hospitalized, including 14 children. On October 25, 100 people were hospitalized with suspected cases of the disease.

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