According to official figures for August 2016, only 30% of children in Ukraine are fully vaccinated against measles, 10% – against hepatitis b and only 3 per cent against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, is reported in the report of the Ukrainian Representative office of the United Nations.
"Today the ambassadors of the United States of America and Canada together with the acting Minister of health of Ukraine and the President of the UNICEF Representative in Ukraine, visited a children's clinic number 2 in Kiev and called for the resumption of the routine immunization programmes in Ukraine", - the letter quoted by UNIAN.
One of the reasons for critically low levels of immunization coverage experts call the irregular supply of vaccines, which took place over several years." To overcome this problem and at the request of the Ministry of health of Ukraine, UNICEF procured vaccines For prevention from dangerous diseases that can be prevented with vaccines, such as BCG (against tuberculosis), MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), vaccines against hepatitis B, DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), TD M (against diphtheria and tetanus For adults), TD (diphtheria and tetanus For children), rabies vaccine and vaccine bOPV (bivalent oral polio vaccine) ", – he told the UN. All these vaccines have already been delivered to the country and is available in medical institutions of Ukraine. The current stockpile of vaccines sufficient To meet the needs of routine immunization at 4-6 months." We urge the Ministry of health and all doctors and nurses of Ukraine re-start routine immunization and to work to further increase vaccination coverage of Ukrainian children ", Greg said the head of UNICEF Representative Giovanna Barberis. In her expressions, the governments of America and Canada support Ukraine in the restoration of routine immunization programmes and responding to the polio outbreak in 2015-2016. For example, the U.S. government has allocated $ 1 million to UNICEF in support of overcoming polio in Ukraine in 2015, as well as 800 thousand Dollars In the current year – to hold the knowledge of parents and training of physicians on the problems of immunization. Remember, in the early winter of 2015, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the incompleteness of vaccination campaign for polio in Ukraine creates the danger of spreading disease in Russia. In September last year the print edition GLANCE, a detailed analysis of the epidemiological situation in the neighboring country.