Vaccination of Russians against influenza continues, the process is organized in stages and will last for 2.5–3 months. This was announced on October 14 by the head of the Russian Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko.
“We want to create an immune layer in such a way that, among other things, the spring period is protected by immunity, and to prevent the spring rise in the incidence,” he said.
The vaccine is supplied to the regions at the expense of the federal budget, the minister recalled. According to him, contracts were concluded for more than 75 million doses, including additional purchases of vaccines by employers and the subjects themselves.
To date, 46 million doses of the drug have already been delivered, almost 35 million people have been vaccinated. The rate of vaccination this year is “much faster” than last, added Murashko.
On the eve, experts interviewed by TASS urged Russians not to be afraid to get vaccinated against influenza in mobile complexes. Experts noted that such stations have been operating for the convenience of Russians for several years: they save time by not wasting it in queues at polyclinics, while the procedure is absolutely safe.
Mobile influenza vaccination stations have been operating in Moscow since September 1. At the moment, more than 50 vaccination centers are on duty in the capital, about 38 metro stations, two stations of the Moscow Central Circle, two railway platforms and four centers of public services “My Documents”, according to the official website of the mayor of the city.
Earlier, on October 12, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation added a list of persons who should be vaccinated against influenza to the national calendar of preventive vaccinations.