Almost 86 million people have been vaccinated against influenza in Russia. This was announced on Friday, January 15, by the press service of Rospotrebnadzor.
As of January 1, 19.1 million children and 54.1 million adults, including 250.7 thousand pregnant women, were vaccinated against influenza at the expense of the federal budget. At the expense of other sources, 10.4 million people were vaccinated against influenza, of which 4.1 million people were at the expense of employers, writes the Moscow city news agency.
According to RT, a total of 85.9 million people are vaccinated, which is 59% of the population of Russia.
Rospotrebnadzor said that the epidemic thresholds for the incidence of influenza and SARS were exceeded in eight Russian regions. It is noted that the majority of cases are adults.
At the end of December, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, noted the lowest incidence of influenza in 20 years. According to her, given the high immunization rate and the measures taken against respiratory infections, there are now isolated cases of influenza in Russia.