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At-risk children get measles vaccinations

Update: May, 16/2014 - 09:21
Children between the ages of two and 10 in localities with a high risk of measles infections received supplementary vaccinations against the disease yesterday.— Photo songmoi

HA NOI (VNS) — Children between the ages of two and 10 in localities with a high risk of measles infections received supplementary vaccinations against the disease yesterday.

According to the Preventive Health Department under the Ministry of Health, the campaign will be carried out in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Vinh Phuc and Bac Giang in the north, central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces, HCM City and southern Binh Duong province.

On Wednesday, 35 new measles cases were diagnosed, mostly in the Central Hospital of Pediatrics, Bach Mai Hospital and the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, according to the ministry.

However, no measles-related deaths were reported. — VNS

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