A third of Ukrainians at risk of flu

Треть украинцев рискуют заболеть гриппом

For the last week in Ukraine was more than 142 thousand cases of SARS and influenza, however, is not the beginning of the epidemic.

The number of people who have high chances of Contracting the flu, there are 30% of Ukrainians. This was at the briefing on Thursday, 11 October, said the Director of the centre for public health, Ministry of health Mr Kurpita, reports Лига.net.

“At risk somewhere in the 13.5 million Ukrainians, that is, 30% of Ukrainians have a high chance to become infected or to the consequences (complications from the flu – ed.)”, – said Kurpyta.

According to him, influenza vaccination is not mandatory, but only recommended. The Ministry of health would like to this year Proektirovanie at least more than 1% of Ukrainians. However, Kurpita said that the flu vaccine does not protect against the common cold and flu.

In the first batch received 350 thousand doses of vaccines against influenza. The health Ministry calculated that they should last until mid-December.

Contraindications to influenza vaccination are: hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine, in particular, to a component of chicken meat or eggs (because the vaccine is produced on chicken embryos – ed.); lack of body weight; the aggravation of the diseases and temperature above 38 degrees; patients in the recovery period.

Other contraindications must determine the family doctor. For the last week in Ukraine was more than 142 thousand cases of SARS and influenza. Kurpita stressed that this is not the beginning of the epidemic.

Earlier it was reported that in pharmacies of Ukraine began to import flu vaccines. In the coming weeks the pharmacy will deliver all 350 thousand doses of vaccines against influenza.

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