Almost three million residents receive flu shots

The campaign was launched in the Moscow region on Friday, August 11. In total it is planned to make vaccination against influenza by almost three million people. This was announced by first Deputy Chairman of the regional government Olga Zabralova, reports RIAMA.

“In 2017 in the suburbs it is planned to impart against a flu of 2.9 million people, including order 873 thousand children,” she said.

According to officials, earlier in the medical institutions of the region were delivered the first batch of influenza vaccines for adults — a total of 972 thousand doses. Until the end of August will receive vaccines for children.

In 2016 in the Moscow region against the flu were vaccinated more than 2.6 million people.

Vaccination recommended to risk groups: the elderly, people with chronic diseases, pregnant women and children, as well as employees in the education, maintenance and transport.

In early February, the Federation Council proposed to give to the main holiday three days the Russians, grafted from the flu.