The Chelyabinsk region was included in the list of 12 regions with an acute shortage of vaccines against measles and whooping cough amid an active increase in the number of infected people. There is a single measles vaccine, but doctors advise waiting for the multi-component formulation to arrive.
“There is an acute shortage of vaccines against measles and whooping cough in hospitals in 12 regions of Russia. Against the backdrop of an active increase in infected people. Specifically: Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Sverdlovsk, Bryansk, Kaliningrad, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kaluga and Tula. Karelia and Tatarstan are a plus,” reports the Mash telegram channel.
Earlier, URA.RU reported that in the Chelyabinsk region the supply of a combined measles vaccine – the measles-mumps divaccine or the measles-rubella-mumps trivaccine – was delayed. Delivery dates have been moved from November to December. The governor of the Chelyabinsk region during the direct line noted that there is a monocomponent measles vaccine, but there are no multicomponent vaccines. Meanwhile, the incidence of whooping cough in the region became 2.7 times higher than the long-term average level. In the region, during the week from November 27 to December 3, 246 classes and three schools were closed for quarantine due to ARVI and whooping cough.