More than 300,000 UB residents to be vaccinated for measles


The Capital City Health Department announced that more than 300,000 people will be vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The immunization program will start next month and will primarily involve vulnerable groups such as students and children.
The department advised young people to actively participate in the immunization program and prevent the spread of the disease, which has killed 62 from December 2015 until today. Immunization clinics will be set up around the capital and their locations will be announced next week through khoroo administration offices.
Head of the Capital City Health Department Sh.Enkhbat said the spread of the disease has been contained and that related agencies and ministries are working at full capacity to take measures to address the issue.

Reported measles cases and deaths since 2001

Number of cases reported Number of deaths
2001 10,677 7
2002 2,015 3
2003 18 0
No reported cases or deaths from 2004 to 2008
2009 74 0
No reported cases or deaths from 2010 to 2014
2015 23,464 8
2016 15,540 62

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