Nearly 100 million children in China will be vaccinated collectively for domestic vaccines against measles

Business News Agency September 2 The reporter learned from the Ministry of Health yesterday (on the 1st, same below) that China will vaccinate nearly 100 million children nationwide during the period from September 11 to 20 for measles. The main inoculation is for children aged 8 months to 4 years old, and all domestic vaccines will be used. This is the largest measles booster in our country.

According to Hao Yang, deputy director of the Department of Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health, measles is an acute respiratory infectious disease caused by the measles virus. It is very contagious. Before the vaccine is used, almost everyone has measles after birth.

Hao Yang emphasized that the measles vaccination campaign is aimed at all target children in a short period of time and within a relatively large area. Regardless of whether or not there was a measles vaccine immunization history and history before, all children without measles vaccination contraindications One dose of measles vaccine should be given. The vaccination campaign will be conducted in accordance with the principles of “information, consent, voluntary, and free”.

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has arranged three age ranges based on the actual situation in each province. Beijing, Shanghai, Henan, Heilongjiang, and Guangxi are 8 months old and 14 years old; Jilin, Hainan, and Qinghai provinces are 8 months old and 6 years old; the remaining 23 provinces and autonomous regions and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps are 8 months old-4 year old.

Zhao Wei, chairman of the Expert Consultation Committee for the Ministry of Health's Immunization Planning Consultation Committee, said that the measles vaccine used this time was mainly produced by companies in Shanghai, Wuhan, Lanzhou, and Beijing and did not use imported vaccines. Zhao Lan said that the measles vaccine had been used since 1966 and its quality was guaranteed.

According to statistics, in 2008, a total of 282,000 measles cases were reported worldwide, of which 131,000 were reported by China. Last year, 39 cases of measles died in China.

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