Russia to launch vaccination against new flu

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MOSCOW. November 9. KAZINFORM Russia will launch a vaccination campaign against new flu on Monday. The first stage of the vaccination will be held in the Altai Territory, the Moscow, Tyumen, Bryansk and Voronezh regions, Kazinform refers to Itar-Tass.

Minister of Health and Social Development Tatiana Golikova will visit a hospital in Lvovsky, Podolsk district of the Moscow region on this occasion.

The first stage of the vaccination will embrace utility workers (the housing and utilities complex, water and electric power supplies, as well as the communications), the press service of the Ministry of Health and Social Development told Itar-Tass. Medical workers, teachers, senior students of medical higher educational institutions will be vaccinated since late November. The next stage of the vaccination will embrace other categories of the population in the risk groups exposed to the threat of severe complications of the disease - people with chronic diseases, pregnant women and children.

Four vaccines were developed, passed pre-clinical and clinical tests, proved their efficiency and full safety in the tests and were registered, the press service recalled, Kazinform cites Itar-Tass. See www.itar-tass.com for full version.

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