According to him, now there are 5.5 thousand patients in hospitals who have been diagnosed with coronavirus disease. Of these, 2,300 are on beds with oxygen therapy, and most of them receive it. To prevent logistical problems, at the end of last year, state funding was allocated through several mechanisms: one in the form of centralized purchases, one in the form of subventions provided to the regions in order to purchase autonomous sources of oxygen supply. On September 15, the Ministry of Health sent 124,608 packages of the Paxclovid drug for coronavirus disease to the regions. The medicine is prescribed primarily to patients at risk to prevent the complex course of coronavirus disease.
Еще в 2002 г. по обоснованию Института в Календарь прививок Украины была введена инактивированная полиомиелитная вакцина (ИПВ) для 1-й прививки против полиомиелита (остальные 5 доз по возрасту дети продолжали получать ОПВ). В 2006 г. – эту вакцину начали применять и для второй прививки. Это позволило сначала снизить, а затем практически прекратить случаи вакциноассоциированного паралитического полиомиелита в Украине. С тех пор неоднократно поднимался вопрос перехода в Украину на полную схему вакцинации ИПВ, как это практикуется уже много лет во всех странах Европы, США, Канаде, Австралии. В настоящее время эта проблема приобретает еще большую актуальность, учитывая как эпидемическую ситуацию, так и перспективы вступления Украины в ЕС.
In 2021, in Ukraine, vaccination coverage rates for children under 1 year of age against such infections as tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, etc. ranged from 78% to 80.1% (with the required level >90 %), which is undoubtedly not enough to recognize the epidemic situation under control. In particular, this figure for 3 vaccinations against polio at the age of up to 1 year was 80.1%, 5 vaccinations at the age of 6 years received only 78.4% of children. At the same time, vaccination coverage rates varied widely across regions. In 12 regions, among children under 1 year old, they were <80% and ranged from 68.5% to 73.9%, and among children under 18 months. (4 vaccinations) - 66% to 73%. That is, almost 20-30% of children did not receive routine vaccination against poliomyelitis due to age in the above target groups, subject to vaccination according to the Immunization Schedule.
“For the second month, we see an increase in the number of coronavirus diseases. Over the past week, 24,000 new cases were recorded, the week before that there were 16,000, that is, there is a gradual increase. Our experts, together with WHO experts, predict that this year the peak incidence will be at the beginning October... In previous years, it was the end of October - the beginning of November. We are preparing for this in order to provide proper medical care," the minister said.