In the coming autumn-winter season, the expected emergence of new strains of influenza virus, of which the population has not previously been vaccinated, said the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova. She also reported that the CPS first began monitoring and evaluation of the incidence of influenza in Russia in the summer, writes TASS.
“The forecast of the world health organization that the influenza will come to us such that we are not prevalis neither last year nor in the previous years,” she said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The head of the Ministry of health Michael Murashko at the meeting also said that the reserves of medicines for the autumn and winter epidemic season is already created, their delivery to the regions will begin in two weeks.
In the “national immunobiological company” (the main supplier of vaccines to the National vaccination calendar) explained that in this year, who replaced three of the component in the recommended influenza vaccines for the epidemic season 2020-2021 years for the Northern hemisphere. “We got new strains of influenza viruses from the Organization in March, and then the enterprise in the contour of the holding company began to produce antigen for the actual vaccines that will be applied sometime in the fall,” commented CEO of the holding “national immunobiological company” rostec state Corporation Andrey Zagorsky.