The Ministry of Health started on July 4 the delivery of new doses of hexavalent vaccine in the country. Over 245,000 doses of hexavalent will reach family doctors' offices and county health departments as soon as possible.
According to the official press release published by the Ministry of Health "starting today, July 4, BC, the Ministry of Health has begun to distribute 245,498 doses of hexavalent vaccine in the territory. The quantity covers the need for hexavalent for the next period (about 5 months), and the doses will arrive in all the counties of Romania according to the scheduled calendar ”.
The Ministry of Health has started all the procurement procedures for the hexavalent vaccine for the next 4 years (2018-2022), a measure that will prevent any discontinuation of supply with this type of vaccine.
"In this way, we remind that the Ministry of Health has concluded, this year, a contract for the supply of 630,000 doses of hexavalent vaccine. The first tranche, 120,000 doses and partially the second tranche of 44,229 doses, were distributed in After the distribution of the current doses, according to the purchase agreement, it is expected that Romania will receive a new installment of the hexavalent vaccine.
Therefore, we have every reason to reassure parents, children, family doctors and the public that the Ministry of Health has taken the right, fast and effective decisions to resolve the vaccine situation, ”the Ministry of Health argues.
What is the hexavalaent vaccine and when should it be given to the baby?
Hexavalent vaccine it protects the child from diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, diseases caused by Haemophilus Influenzae and Hepatitis B and is part of the mandatory immunization scheme for children.
Hexavalent vaccine it is given in 3 doses, respectively at two, four and 11 months. Between the first and second dose should not exceed 30 days, while the last dose is given at least 6 months after the penultimate dose.
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