Metalloinvest has launched an annual campaign to vaccinate employees against influenza. 14.5 thousand doses of one of the most effective foreign influenza vaccines of all types registered in Russia – Vaxigrip – were purchased. This volume will allow vaccination to cover 30% of employees of enterprises and the management company and form collective immunity.
New strains of influenza are included in the vaccine. According to the preliminary forecast of the World Health Organization, this year is expected to circulate three new types of influenza viruses, previously not widely spread.
Full immunity is formed within two to three weeks after vaccination. The protective level lasts from 6 to 12 months.
Influenza vaccination is the most effective method of preventing influenza viral infection and its potentially serious complications, ”said Andrey Salnikov, head of the health protection department of Metalloinvest Management Company. “The campaign we are running will allow us to provide maximum individual and collective protection at the Company's enterprises.
With the onset of the autumn-winter period, the population annually encounters many viral infections, '' commented Olga Smekhneva, chief health care specialist of the Directorate for Social Affairs of Lebedinsky GOK. – In modern conditions of a pandemic, this vaccination will make it possible to exclude influenza from among seasonal diseases, as one of the most difficult.