Odessa region need 12 million doses of measles immunization

The question lies in the competence of the Ministry of health


The head of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov appealed to the Ministry of health of Ukraine with the request to provide the Odessa region with the necessary number of vaccines against measles.

As reported a press-service of regional administration, currently, the vaccination coverage against the disease in the region reached 93%. In order to ensure herd immunity at 95% Odessa needed another 12 thousand doses of vaccines.

“In Odessa, in particular, we ran out of vaccine. For the past two weeks, we are trying to get a proper redistribution of the Ministry of health. This issue is within the competence of the Ministry”, – said Stepanov.

The RSA reminded that the relevant Department last week has appealed to the Ministry of health of Ukraine with a request to deliver in the Odessa region, an additional 12 thousand doses of measles vaccine.

“The Ministry of health today was supposed to sign the order about redistribution of vaccine in the Odessa region. We are talking only about 3,000 doses of measles vaccine. But due to the fact that the Minister is on vacation, and the Deputy – at the hospital, we were informed that the Ministry now can not implement it”, – quotes the press service quoted Director of the health Department of Odessa regional state administration Vyacheslav Poleznogo.

Remind ,Kiev region need 60 thousand doses of measles vaccine.