The CPS will begin immunization against influenza in August

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in fotobounce from the flu. Archival photoThe CPS will begin immunization against influenza in August© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

Immunization of the population of Russia will begin in late August — early September, told RIA Novosti press-service of Rospotrebnadzor.

«Immunization of the population to the new season will begin in late August — early September of 2018,» — said the Agency.

«Only at the expense of Federal budget funds planned for the purchase of approximately 18.7 million doses of vaccines for children and about 43.5 million doses for adults (a total of about 62,2 million doses). Under government contracts are being purchased only the domestic vaccine,» — said in Rospotrebnadzor.

Also, according to the Agency, it is planned to organize vaccinations through other means (regional budgets, budgets of the agencies, funds, employers, personal funds of citizens, etc.). From these sources funded the vaccination of about 8-9 million people annually. For these purposes, purchased both domestic and imported vaccines.

«Thus, it is planned to vaccinate approximately 70 million people in total», — said the Agency.

In Rospotrebnadzor recalled that the vaccinations are mainly in the outpatient clinics at the place of residence. It is possible to arrange vaccination at the place of work. Free can be trained contingents identified in the national calendar of preventive vaccinations.

According to supervising Department, the flu season 2018-2019 for the countries of the Northern hemisphere, the who recommended the inclusion in the composition of the trivalent vaccine virus strains like A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09; virus similar to A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2) virus, one B/Colorado/06/2017 (line B/Victoria/2/87). These strains included in the vaccines, developed by all manufacturers. This is the usual seasonal flu viruses.