From October to October of this year in our country, 5,752 people were affected by morbidity, of which 15 died of brain inflammation and lung failure, the worst complications of this disease. E. whereas,pediatrician Zoran Radovanovic says that despite the fact that the morbila epidemic this winter is not expected to be enormous, so anyone who needs to be vaccinated must be compelled!
"Batut": More vaccinated
According to the Institute of Public Health "Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut", coverage of MMR vaccination in Serbia in 2017 was 85.2 percent, and re-vaccination was 91.6. In the first six months of 2018, the number of vaccinated children in the second year of life was 52.9%, ie 18.3% more than in the same period last year when it was only 34.6%.
– The solution to the problem is vaccination and we do not have to look at whether the number of patients in the period before us will be smaller, but we need to focus on eliminating it. And we can not do this until 95% of pre-school children are vaccinated! The epidemic is always driven by them because the rest of the population is already protected from inadequate immunization or this disease has already experienced. The area for developing the epidemic is precisely because some parents still refuse to vaccinate their children. Of course, the range of immunization is now much larger than the same period last year, but it is still insufficient to be carefree when it comes to Norwegian. Nevertheless, the fact that the number of immunized vaccines is increasing daily is encouraging and, therefore, this optimism that the number of patients suffering this year will be much lower than last year – Radovanovic observes.
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And infectious scientist Žarko Rankovic says the number of vaccinated children means the number of patients will be lower.
– The fact is that more and more parents are vaccinating their children and that's why we hope the epidemic will be smaller in size than last year. And we also hope that they will not die from this illness, as it has been in the last 12 months – says.