In January 2019, more than 500 cases of measles were recorded in the country, these indicators exceeded last year's data for the same period. This year, among people with measles, there were 112 people with medical bends - 27%. Also among those who were ill were those who refused vaccination last year - 45 people, that is 11%. From the beginning of 2019 to February 1, 1,114 cases of measles were registered in Kazakhstan, including 800 among children under 14 years of age. Thus, in just a month, the plan was twice “exceeded” for the year ahead, since 576 cases of measles were recorded in the country for the whole of 2018. Is it a lot or a little? It depends on what you compare it to. This year, as the Kazakh Ministry of Health reported on January 18, more than 70 thousand cases of measles were reported in India, more than 38 thousand in Ukraine, more than 29 thousand in China, 9 110 in Malaysia, 546 in Thailand, 5 in Thailand 057, in Pakistan - 4 447, in Russia - 4 185, in Mexico - 3 690, in Turkey - 3 307, in France - 2 787, in Afghanistan - 2 783, in Italy - 2 592, in Greece - 2 261, in Georgia - 2 019, in Japan - 1,529, in Kyrgyzstan - 1,238, in the UK - 910 cases. At the same time, 68 deaths were recorded. In Kazakhstan, 76% of sick children were unvaccinated. In the North Kazakhstan region, out of 26 confirmed cases of measles, all 26 cases were not vaccinated. The question is being considered in order to shift the timing of the first vaccination from one year to nine months in order to manage to protect babies from infection. But 27% of the children were not vaccinated due to medical withdrawals - one in four, isn’t that much? And 11% are not vaccinated due to the refusal of their parents. It is collective immunity that is important in protecting against measles. It is believed that to create a reliable immune layer, it is necessary to cover up to 90% of the entire child population with vaccination. “From April 1, 2019, additional immunization of the population will begin in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Will be vaccinated children who have reached the age of 9 months, persons under 30 with unknown vaccination status, who have not previously been vaccinated and have not had measles, vaccinated 5 or more years ago with one measles vaccine in the foci of infection, as well as medical workers who are also subject to vaccination epidemiological indications, as this population group has a high risk of infection due to frequent contacts with potential measles patients, ”said Zhandarbek Bekshin. The need for additional immunization is associated with an increase in the incidence of measles, which is recorded primarily among age groups from 15 to 19 years and older, among them the risk of spread and infection with measles is extremely high. This is primarily due to the increase in the number of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. Remember !!! Both routine and supplementary immunization are the only measures of protection against measles, as measles is an acute infectious disease that is fraught with formidable complications such as blindness, otitis media, pneumonia, encephalitis, mental retardation, and mental disorders. For all questions regarding additional immunization against measles, please call the hotline 55-69-85 (Astana Health Department) 96-37-77 (Unified Medical Call Center) 31-71-69 (Consumer Protection Department Astana) and 72-81-52 (Shipager Family Health Center).
Respected residents of Nur-Sultan, do not refuse preventive vaccinations! Vaccinations will protect you and your children from diseases and are the key to a healthy future.
SCHOOL DENTAL OFFICE
School dentistry is one of the most important sections of pediatric dentistry, aimed at preserving and strengthening the dental health of children of preschool and school age based on medical examination. Organization of dental offices, located in schools, their equipment, equipment and licensing are carried out on the basis of existing sanitary norms, rules and licensing requirements.
The school dental office is considered a center for providing dental care to children outside of school and vacation time. The school creates conditions for a wide coverage of children from 11 to 18 years of age with diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic dental measures
For the 2018-2019 academic year, 905 children were covered by a preventive examination. Of these, 258 were detected with a disease of hard tooth tissues (caries), with a disease of the oral mucosa - 48, and 75 children with defects in the arrangement of teeth.
School dentistry remains the most important mechanism of social protection of the population, as it provides equal access for children to preventive and therapeutic dental care regardless of the property and social status of their families. Sociological studies have shown that to this day, school dentistry remains a sought-after area for the prevention of oral diseases.
Advantages of developing school dentistry:
-long individualized medical examination of children from 11 to 18 years old;
-prevention of dental diseases in children at group and individual levels;
-interaction of the dentist with the main agents of socialization of children, providing assistance to teaching staff and parents in the implementation of treatment and prevention programs;
-availability for children of the prevention and treatment of dental diseases;
-high medical, social and economic efficiency of school dentistry.