From 29 October to 4 November 2018, 5142 Komi residents, including 3762 children, applied to doctors with ARVI symptoms. No cases of influenza have been reported, 73.2% of the total number of cases are children under the age of 14, 26.8% are adults, says Komi Rospotrebnadzor.
Photo by Nikolai Antovski from the BNK file
A week earlier "caught cold" it was 5932 people, including 4428 children.
Since November 2, a total of 269,551 people have been vaccinated against influenza in the area. The main share of vaccinations is made with the flu vaccine obtained at the federal budget.
This season, 45% of the population of the region plans to vaccinate the flu, which will reduce the incidence of the increase in incidence and avoid an epidemic, experts say.
Earlier it was reported that this season in the Komi virus will release the H1N1, known as swine flu. Doctors in the area are cautious that residents are reluctant to agree to vaccination, including pregnant women for whom special vaccination is required.
According to the World Health Organization's recommendations, the following strains 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 2017-2018 season to two components, has been tested for efficacy and safety and is capable of forming a high specific immunity against influenza viruses expected to circulate during this epidemic period. In the Republic of the medicines taken in full.
In October 2018, at the Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Komi analyzed the collective immunity to influenza viruses among the "healthy" population of democracy and recognized a significant number of people identified as inadequate. In the absence of immunization, the epidemic process can get uncontrolled flow, experts warn
Rospotrebnadzor's management noted that influenza vaccines should be carried out in the pre-epidemic period when virus circulation has not yet begun. During the period of increased incidence, the epidemiological effectiveness 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 case of allergy to chicken proteins, in the case of acute illness or worsening of chronic disease (after recovery or during recession, vaccinations are allowed).
*** First of all, children aged six months to three, pre-school children, students, students are subject to free vaccination. adults working in individual professions and positions (employees of medical and educational institutions, transport, services); persons over 60, who live mainly in welfare institutions; People with chronic diseases, including lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders and obesity. retired and pregnant women. You can roam in any Komi clinic and clinic at your place of residence. Anyone not belonging to the categories listed may do so at his own expense or at the expense of the employer.