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Notes for the statement of the Vice Minister of healthcare and social development of the RK Aleksei Tsoi at MHSD RK briefing on 27.10.2015

Epidemiologic problems related to measles continue to be noted in Kazakhstan. According to results of 9 months of the current year morbidity growth in 9,1 times is noted in the republic.

With taking into account the situation with references after additional immunization in February of 2015, current epidemiological situation with measles and recommendations of the World Health Organization the decision was made to proceed with additional immunization against measles since October 1 of the current year.

To ensure safe additional immunization of population the Ministry of healthcare and social development of the RK has conducted organizational, preparatory and consultative measures:

Since October 1, 2015, campaign has been launched aimed at additional immunization against measles of the persons aged from 15 to 19 years.

As of  October 27 of the current year the target group subject to additional immunization against measles constitutes 318 748 teenagers of 15-19 years.

308 304 teenagers that constitutes 96,7% are covered with vaccination.

Not less than 95% coverage recommended by the World Health Organization is achieved.

There were no cases of negative presentations registered after immunization. 

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