Over 250 Prague health workers vaccinated against measles

03-05-2018

More than 250 health care workers in Prague have been vaccinated against measles due to the increased incidence of the disease. Hundreds of others are to undergo vaccination in the near future.

Over 100 cases of measles have been registered in the Czech Republic since the beginning of the year, mainly in Prague and Central Bohemia. In the previous years, there were only isolated cases of this highly contagious disease.

The increased incidence of measles is put down to a growing fear of vaccinations on the part of some parents who put off getting their children vaccinated for as long as possible.