It can have disastrous consequences, if the vaccinations against measles are being exposed, warns Unicef.

More than 115 million children’s immunizations against measles are at risk due to coronaviruses.

It states, Unicef, the united nations and the WHO, in a new analysis.

In the analysis, it appears that vaccination programmes against measles is delayed or deferred in 24 countries to prevent the spread of corona virus.

And 13 other countries are considering doing the same to avoid further spread of the virus.

a total of 37 countries include, among others, Brazil, Philippines, Ukraine, Ethiopia and Kenya. It is of all countries, which according to Unicef has continuous mæslingeudbrud.

If the vaccinations against the measles are not being implemented, in these countries, more than 115 million children, which can be affected.

It says Karen Hækkerup, who is the secretary general of Unicef Denmark.

– In many countries, the vaccinations do not come forward, there will be no access to wash hands or protective equipment, so you are worried that people become infected with the coronavirus when they come to get a measles vaccine.

– But our experience is that it gets disastrous consequences, if you do not vaccinate for measles. So, there are many quite small children who will die of measles is an epidemic, there is also tremendous growth in many african countries.

Unicef would therefore strongly advised to implement the vaccinations to save lives.

at the same time send the Unicef and the WHO, a call to the international community for help during coronakrisen.

– We will need to get the world community to help us to get the vaccinations back and get them granted. We need to be able to get more water and soap, and we need help with our routes that are closed down, says Karen Hækkerup.

According to Unicef, children have a greater risk of losing their lives to the effects of measles.

If it is decided to postpone the vaccinations of the spread of the coronavirus, recommends Unicef, therefore, to intensify efforts to give the children who are not vaccinated.

On the way, the most vulnerable groups be given mæslingevacciner, as soon as it again becomes possible.

In 2018 the cost of the disease more than 140,000 people, of which the most infants and children.