Ukraine has received vaccines against hepatitis B and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) as humanitarian aid, the Ministry of Health said, writes UNN.
"In early August, 8,500 ten-dose vials of hepatitis B vaccine (a total of 85,000 doses) and 100,000 single-dose vials of multi-component vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella were delivered to Ukraine," the Health Ministry said.
The supply is humanitarian aid. All doses of vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella are reportedly already delivered to the regions. Now the delivery of vaccines against hepatitis B is being prepared.
The country is also expected to receive 600,000 doses of oral polio vaccine and 99,500 doses of inactivated polio vaccine in the near future as humanitarian aid from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Health Ministry said.
"All vaccines included in the National calendar of preventive vaccinations are available," the ministry said.
For example, as of July 1, Ukraine had:
1,377,625 doses of diphtheria and tetanus antigen-reduced anatoxin (ADP-m);
964,923 doses of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine with an all-cell pertussis component;
358,560 doses of vaccine to prevent tuberculosis, etc.
In general, the Ministry of Health estimates that the available balances and planned vaccine supplies are sufficient to meet the vaccination demand until January 2023.
Vaccination coverage for 6 months of 2022 in Ukraine is below 40% - the Center for Public Health sounded the alarm that, according to calculations of this trend, it will not be possible to reach the mark for collective immunity by the end of the year. Therefore, parents should catch up on their children's missed vaccinations, the CHC notes.