About 1mln Kazakhstanis vaccinated against measles

About 1mln Kazakhstanis vaccinated additionally against measles
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At today’s meeting of the Cabinet, Healthcare Minister Azhar Giniyat disclosed data on vaccination of Kazakhstanis against measles, Kazinform News Agency reports. 

She said that approximately 700,000 children aged from 1 to 6 years underwent additional immunization countrywide to stabilize the situation on measles.

Given that most of infected children are unvaccinated, the Government purchased 1.5 million doses of MMR vaccines. The additional vaccination against measles, rubella and parotitis has been carried out since November, she said.

According to her, more than 930,000 people have been immunized additionally as part of this campaign. More than 20,000 people are vaccinated every day.

She added that Zhetysu, Kyzylorda, Turkestan regions and Shymkent city observe positive dynamics now, as more than 70% of those subject to immunization have been administered their vaccines.

As for the epidemiological situation on coronavirus, it remains stable, with 12,271 cases registered countrywide last year, the minister noted.

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