MOSCOW, April 17. / TASS /. Moscow for the first time in many years escaped the epidemic of influenza and ARVI in the winter season. As reported on Tuesday by the head of the Moscow Department of Health, Aleksey Hrypun, this was due to the fact that more than 55% of the capital’s population was vaccinated.
“The vaccination against influenza was the largest in the city’s history in 2017. The total vaccination coverage was 55.1% of the capital’s population, which is much higher than the Russian average (45.9%). As a result of a large-scale vaccination this winter in Moscow for the first time in many years, escaped the epidemic of influenza and ARVI, “he said at a meeting of the presidium of the government of the capital.
According to Khripun, as of December 1, 2017, 6.8 million people were vaccinated, including 1.2 million children. Of these, 157,000 people were vaccinated against the flu by mobile teams from 26 metro stations and near the platform platform platform, 80,000 people were vaccinated in 73 My Services dossiers.