Over 4,000 Taipei children not vaccinated

Taipei Times
Date:  Aug 13, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

More than 4,000 children in Taipei have yet to receive the three types of vaccination required before

A woman holds her daughter as she receives a vaccine at a clinic in Taipei in an undated photograph.
Photo: Tsai Si-pei, Taipei Times

starting elementary school, despite schools opening in less than a month, the Taipei Department of Health said yesterday.

As of Tuesday last week, among 24,855 children in the city who are to begin first grade next month, 4,054, or 16.3 percent, had yet to complete the required vaccinations, National Immunization Information System data showed.

The vaccinations are the second dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, the first dose of live attenuated Japanese encephalitis chimeric vaccine, and a single dose of tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and polio vaccine (Tdap-IPV).

Vaccination rates for the target group of children were 92.5 percent for the MMR vaccine, 90.1 percent for Japanese encephalitis vaccine and 87.9 percent for Tdap-IPV, while 83.7 percent had received all three vaccines, the department said.    [FULL  STORY]

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