According to the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor, the first batch of Sovigripp vaccine against seasonal influenza for the immunization of children and adults in the amount of 49.4% of the declared volume was delivered to the Samara region on federal supplies. The received vaccine has already been distributed among the medical and prophylactic institutions.
In general, in order to immunize people from risk groups defined by the national immunization schedule, it is planned to cover 43% of the region's population with influenza vaccinations. Vaccinations against influenza in the pre-epidemic period are primarily subject to:
- persons over 60 years of age, primarily living in social security institutions; - persons suffering from diseases of the endocrine system (diabetes), metabolic disorders (obesity), diseases of the circulatory system (hypertension, coronary heart disease), chronic diseases of the respiratory system (chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma), chronic diseases of the liver and kidneys; - pregnant women (only with inactivated vaccines); - persons who often suffer from acute respiratory viral diseases; - children over 6 months old, children attending preschool educational organizations and (or) staying in organizations with permanent residence (orphanages, children's homes); - pupils; - medical workers; - workers in the service sector, transport, educational institutions; - persons subject to conscription for military service.
The Rospotrebnadzor Administration warns that it is much more effective and safer to prevent influenza than to treat its consequences. And the list of possible complications is extensive - pneumonia, rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, otitis media, myocarditis and pericarditis, myositis, kidney damage, the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, blood vessels. Also, with the flu, existing chronic diseases are often exacerbated.
The vaccinated person has protection against infection only from the 14th day after vaccination, and after 12 months, most people no longer have influenza immunity. Therefore, it is necessary to repeat the influenza vaccination every year. The optimal period for vaccinations is from September to November. The parents' refusal to immunize their children is unreasonable, since the risk of complications from the flu in non-immunized children is several times higher than in those who were vaccinated on time. According to long-term data of epidemiological monitoring, all deaths were registered in unvaccinated individuals.