The Health Ministry changed the vaccination calendar regarding the MMR vaccine on December 16.
Currently, its first dose is administered to children at 15 months of age, and the second dose at the age of 11 years. Under the new rules, the ministry wants the second dose of the vaccine to be administered to five-year-olds.
The intention behind the change is linked to the compulsory preschool attendance for five-year-olds, effective from 2020. The ministry wants to make sure that children who are admitted to kindergartens will be vaccinated with two doses of MMR.
17. Dec 2019 at 13:42 | Compiled by Spectator staff