Vaccinations of Prague 6 children against hepatitis A continue


Close to 1,400 children in Prague 6 have been inoculated against hepatitis A in the wake of a serious water contamination incident late last month. The authorities recommended blanket vaccination of all children in the district after it emerged that water from a sewage pipe had seeped into the water pipe carrying water for consumption. There are 4,000 children registered in the area between the age of one an 15. All are being given the first shot for free, which protects them for a period of 5 years, a second shot which affords protection for a period of 25 years costs 1,000 crowns.