From October 29 to November 4, 2018, 5,142 Komi residents, including 3762 children, applied to doctors with ARVI symptoms. There were no cases of influenza, 73.2% of all cases are children under the age of 14, 26.8% are adults, reported the Komi Rospotrebnadzor Administration.
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A week earlier "caught cold" was 5932 people, including 4428 children.
Since November 2, a total of 269,551 people have been vaccinated against the flu in the region. Most of the vaccines are made through the influenza vaccine purchased at the expense of the federal budget.
This season, 45% of the population in the region intends to vaccinate against influenza, which will reduce the incidence of incidence and avoid an epidemic, experts say.
Earlier it has been reported that this season in the Komi virus will circulate H1N1, known as swine flu. Physicians in the region are careful that residents are reluctant to accept vaccination, including pregnant women, for whom vaccination is particularly needed.
In accordance with World Health Organization recommendations, the following vaccines are included in the influenza vaccine for the 2018-2019 season: A / A / Michigan / 45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09; A / Singapore / INFIMH / 19-0019-2016 (H3N2); B / Colorado / 06/2017. It differs from the composition of the two-component vaccine season 2017-2018, has been tested for efficacy and safety and is capable of forming a high specific immunity against influenza viruses that are expected to circulate during this epidemic season. In the Republic of the drugs received in full.
In October 2018, at the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Komi analyzed the collective immunity against influenza viruses among the "healthy" population in the republic and identified a significant number of people whose immune protection status was described as insufficient. In the absence of immunization, the epidemic process may have an uncontrolled flow, experts say
Rospotrebnadzor's management mentioned that influenza vaccines should be carried out during the pre-epidemic period when virus circulation has not yet begun. During the incidence, the epidemiological efficacy of vaccination is significantly reduced. It takes 8-12 days to develop immunity, the protective effect of vaccination lasts up to 12 months.
Doctors say the vaccine is well tolerated, it has virtually no side effects. Vaccination is contraindicated in the case of chicken protein allergy in case of acute illness or chronic disease exacerbation (after recovery or during remission, vaccinations are allowed).
*** First of all, children aged between six months and three years, pre-school day students, pupils, students are subject to free vaccination; adults working in individual professions and positions (employees of medical and educational organizations, transport, services); people over 60, who live mainly in social care institutions; People with chronic diseases, including lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders and obesity; draftees and pregnant women. You can roam in any ambulatory and clinic clinic at the place of residence. Any person not belonging to the listed categories may do so at their own expense or at the expense of the employer.