Mass vaccination against measles has decided to hold during the flu epidemic

Массовую вакцинацию от кори решили провести во время эпидемии гриппа

If the child will catch the flu post-vaccination period (which lasts a month), it will at risk of severe disease.

Two year last epidemic of measles, but the time for mass vaccination, which officials called a special operation, chose now. Epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, pediatricians know the rule: mass vaccination when there is an increasing incidence of influenza and SARS, conduct absolutely not. When a serious flu epidemic, even stopped routine vaccination, transferred them to another time. These rules are important to ensure sanitary and epidemiological welfare in the country.

In an interview for ZN.UA said Olga Golubovska, doctor of medical Sciences, head of the Department of infectious diseases National medical University, Professor. According to her, two things. If the child will catch the flu post-vaccination period (which lasts a month), it will at risk of severe disease.

“In connection with the increase in respiratory diseases, to achieve the purposes of vaccination. For what it is carried out? To form the mass immunity. In the context of the epidemic of influenza not every child’s body will develop protective antibodies in sufficient quantity, so as to achieve the goal under such conditions is impossible. Worry not only parents but also doctors, who will have to answer for it all. Individual approach to the child because no one has canceled. It is necessary to consider the state of the child, to know what the situation at home, maybe a family member was sick, etc., must obtain the consent of parents, to answer their questions, to carry out the selective serological studies, the Professor said. But a mass campaign does not imply an individual approach. And if someone of the experts began to analyze the situation, to ask questions, he was immediately accused of anti-sentiment. And yet, no dialogue will not.”

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