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The vaccination calendar expands with the influenza vaccine


Today, November 8, amendments to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers no. 330 Vaccination Regulations, aimed at extending the vaccination calendar and the range of vaccinated individuals. The state plans to fully cover the anti-epithelial vaccine for pregnant women and children under two years of age, reports VM.

Currently, surplus funds for the outpatient clinic compensate for the flu vaccine for 50% of pregnant women and 100% for children up to two years old, but the process is complicated enough – get a prescription, go to a pharmacy where the vaccine is bought, then go to a family doctor who is vaccinated. In order to reduce the burden on physicians and improve the availability of flu vaccines, as well as to ensure a unique approach to providing vaccines paid from state budget funds, influenza vaccination for pregnant women and children under two years of age will be included in the vaccination calendar. This is also in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization, because pregnant women and young children are at high risk.

It is planned that the vaccination against the flu vaccination calendar will begin in the autumn of 2019 with the onset of seasonal influenza.

Other changes are planned in the vaccination calendar. Vaccination against tuberculosis is planned for newborns from 12 hours after birth (instead of the previous 2-5 days). Also, in other EU countries where children are vaccinated against tuberculosis, vaccine time varies, for example, in Estonia – in the first 12 hours after birth, in Lithuania – from 2 to 3 days in Slovakia – 3rd day, in Poland – in the first 24 hours after birth, means VM. In return, from January 1, 2020, the dose of the sixth polio vaccine should be for adolescent children, replacing it with a dose of the sixth pertussis vaccine, as there is an increased incidence of pertussis.

Similarly, vaccinations against non-vaccinated persons who are in close contact with an infected person with such epidemiologically significant infectious diseases such as diphtheria, polyomyelitis, oshamiya, rubeola and epidemic parotitis will also be included in the vaccination calendar. Thus, it is legally stipulated that the vaccination of contact persons against the above infectious diseases will be covered from the state budget funds.

At the same time, regulations determine the conditions for vaccine organs, which will promote proper storage of vaccines and promote rational ordering and use of vaccines.

Vaccination plans for the vaccination of pregnant women and small children in the autumn of 2019, as well as the introduction of other changes, require additional financing from 2019 – 195,304 EUR, 365,612 EUR for 2020 and 359,296 EUR for 2021 – informs VM

The issue of the allocation of additional state budget funds in draft MS regulations in the abovementioned measures 2019-2021. In the process of preparation and revision of the draft law on the medium-term budget framework for 2019, 2020 and 2021 and the draft law on the state budget for 2019 in the Cabinet of Ministers together with additional funding requirements submitted by all ministries and central state institutions.

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