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Vaccination of pregnant women and children from influenza begins in Chelyabinsk

In Chelyabinsk, preparation for the epidemiological season begins: next week, vaccination of pregnant women and children will start. This was announced at the meeting held today, August 14, by the head of the Public Health Department Natalia Gorlova.

"The first tranche of the vaccine for federal money came in - it's 62 thousand 460 doses. It is designed to vaccinate children and pregnant women from the flu, "said Natalia Gorlova. - Next week we start vaccination. In total, we plan to plant 394 thousand people in the city. "

We will add, vaccination is the only proven method of prevention against influenza. This disease is dangerous due to its complications, decompensation, especially in people with chronic diseases, elderly, pregnant and young children. This is the contingent that is subject to compulsory free vaccination under the federal program.

In order not to have an epidemic, it is necessary to create an immune layer. Those who wish can be vaccinated at their own expense, by purchasing a vaccine from the pharmacy. The vaccine will be delivered to the polyclinic at the place of residence free of charge.

It is very important to follow the rules and put the vaccine only in the specialized office of the medical institution after the doctor's admission. Contraindications can be acute infectious diseases and exacerbations of chronic diseases, as well as intolerance of certain components of the vaccine.