From October 29 to November 4, 2018, 5142 comis, of which 3762 children, applied for doctors with ARVI symptoms. There are no cases of influenza, 73.2% of the total number of cases are children under the age of 14 years, while 26.8% are adults, reports the Komi Rospotrebnadzor administration.
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A week earlier "caught cold" it was 5932 people, including 4428 children.
Since November 2nd, a total of 269,551 people have been vaccinated against influenza in the region. The main vaccination portion is made by the flu shot from the federal budget.
Experts say that this season, 45% of the population plan to vaccinate the flu in this region, which will reduce the incidence of disease growth and avoid the epidemic.
In the past, it was reported that the Komi virus will spread H1N1, known as swine flu, this season. Regional physicians are wary of being reluctant to consent to vaccination, including pregnant women who are in particular in need of vaccination.
According to World Health Organization recommendations 2018-2019. The following flu strains are included in the influenza vaccine of the year: A / A / Michigan / 45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09; A / Singapore / INFIMH / 19-0019-2016 (H3N2); B / Colorado / 06/2017. It differs from the vaccine period 2017-2018. The two components of the annual composition have been tested for efficacy and safety and are capable of producing high specific immunity against influenza viruses that are expected to circulate during the epidemic season. The Republic of Latvia received the drug in full.
In October 2018, the Komi Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology analyzed total immunity against influenza viruses in the republic's "healthy" population and found a significant number of people whose immune system status was found to be inadequate. If there is no immunization, the epidemic process may take an uncontrolled flow, experts warn
The management of Rospotrebnadzor noted that the flu vaccine should be taken before the epidemic in a period when viral circulation has not yet begun. The epidemiological efficacy of the vaccine has been significantly reduced during the incidence. For the development of immunity, it takes 8-12 days, vaccination protection effect lasts up to 12 months.
Doctors say the vaccine is well tolerated, it has virtually no side effects. Vaccination is contraindicated in case of allergy to chicken protein, in the case of an acute illness or in case of exacerbation of chronic illness (vaccination is allowed after recovery or remission).
*** First of all, for children from six months to three years of age, kindergarten students, pupils and students undergo free vaccination; adults working in certain occupations and positions (medical and educational staff, transport, services); Persons aged over 60 who are mainly living in social welfare institutions; Persons with chronic diseases, including lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders and obesity; attractants and pregnant women. You can take root in any outpatient clinic and clinic in the Komi home. Anyone who does not belong to the listed categories can do this at his own expense or at the expense of the employer.