The incidence of influenza in the Russian Federation is now at the lowest level in 20 years, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova on the air of Vesti FM.
She noted that about 60% of the country’s population is vaccinated against influenza. This, together with anti-clotting measures, has helped reduce the incidence of this infection to record lows.
Popova added that despite the coronavirus pandemic, the vaccination plan in accordance with the national calendar was fully implemented.
Earlier it was reported that 83.1 million Russians were vaccinated against influenza.
We add that the general director of the Vector Center Rinat Maksyutov said that in Russia in the near future they may start testing a single vaccine against influenza and COVID-19.