Mogilev region bought 95 thousand influenza vaccines. The information is provided by Larisa Lipnitskaya, the head of Anti-Epidemiologic Department of Mogilev Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health. 52 thousand influenza vaccines were bought at the expense of the republican budget, 36 thousand influenza vaccines – at the expense of the regional budget. The rest vaccines were bought by enterprises and organizations.
In the specialist’s words, vaccination has already begun. The risk group includes adults and children suffering from chronic diseases, heart diseases, endocrine system diseases.
People with high risk of influenza infection will also be vaccinated: medical workers, children and workers of children’s boarding groups. These categories of the population will be vaccinated against influenza at the expense of the republican budget.
Those who are in service industry, trade, transport, and poultry processing industry will be vaccinated against influenza at the expense of the enterprises and organizations or from their own funds.
According to Larisa Lipnitskaya, the influenza epidemic is expected earlier than usually – in December-January. Vaccination is the most effective means against flu.