Ministry of Health Ministry's spokesman
Interest in measles vaccines has increased sharply in Israel, according to a new study.
Ministry of Health, Moshe Bar Siman Tov, General Director of the Ministry of Health, met with Dr. Jerusalem District Doctor Chen Zamir and the Director of Public Health Services at the Ministry, who supervised the immunization area. According to the data, there has been a dramatic increase in recent weeks in the number of measles vaccines received by the general population in several quarters of Jerusalem.
Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman expressed cautious optimism, but asked the population to continue to be vaccinated.
"There is an increase in the number of vaccines available, and this is the result of intensive work by all bodies in the health system, but measles are still not behind us," said Litzman.
Moshe Bar-Siman Tov, Director General of Health Ministry, said: "We are concentrating heavily on measles and the system takes over the event, although we are still more likely to see an increase in the number of people infected. Led by our medical teams, especially the professionals nursing team and traditions, we managed to raise the immunization declaration. "
"We have managed to bring Jerusalem very close to the national coverage of vaccinations, which is a huge achievement because of the nurse's commitment. The public health system and the Israeli people should be deeply grateful for the nurses who have made long-term vaccination hours during the outbreak night, and the leadership discovery, "added Bar-Siman Tov.
The Ministry of Health recently reported that the number of people affected by measles in Israel is approaching 900 people. About 60% of those infected are living in Jerusalem from the hareidi sector, many of whom are not vaccinated.
Last week, an 18-month old man died after committing measles in Jerusalem. A recent outburst of measles among religious Jewish communities in New York linked to people who were exposed to the virus while visiting Israel.