Vaccination rate against diphtheria, poliomyelitis under 50% in Ukraine – official
Olha Bogomolets, an MP chairing Ukraine's parliamentary committee on health, says vaccinations against diphtheria and poliomyelitis account for less than 50% in Ukraine, while the epidemics of these deadly diseases could still be prevented.
"Today it's not measles we should be talking about. We need to tell people the truth that we will not be able to stop measles outbreaks. But now we can prevent the emergence in Ukraine of some deadly infections, namely diphtheria and poliomyelitis," she told a TV panel show on Feb 15, 2018.
Read alsoUkraine parents overcome jab fears amid deadly measles outbreak – mediaThe official also noted that now only 48% people in Ukraine have been vaccinated against diphtheria, while 47% against poliomyelitis.
It was earlier reported that the situation with measles in Ukraine remains tense.