The mortality from influenza in 2016 was reduced in 20 times

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in fotobanka ambulance. Archival photoThe mortality from influenza in 2016 was reduced in 20 times© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

The death rate from the flu last year decreased by more than 20 times this year an epidemic waiting since the end of October, said Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova in the program «week» on NTV.

«We have reduced the incidence of influenza in 3.5 times in 5 years. Last year we deaths from influenza decreased by more than 20 times. If we talk about some difficult deaths, they do not happen in vaccinated people,» — said the Minister.

She noted that last year was vaccinated about 55% of children, 15 million doses of vaccine. This year there will be over 17 million.

«Plus for all other groups we have 3 more vaccines. You need to do it in September — in October, intensely, because it is already the end of October may come epidemic,» concluded the Minister.

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