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Increase in ARVI incidence: Flu vaccine to be distributed among regions

The Department of Disease Prevention and State Sanitary Surveillance purchased 90,666 doses of influenza vaccine through a tender.

According to the department, Grippol+ vaccine is currently being distributed and shipped to all regions of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Vaccination is free, but first of all, people from risk groups will be vaccinated, namely:

  • Medical workers;
  • Persons with chronic diseases;
  • Sickly children;
  • Persons over 65;
  • Pregnant women.

Nonspecific prevention of respiratory infections consists of the following simple rules:

  • Wearing of masks and social distancing;
  • Respiratory hygiene (covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with tissues);
  • Avoiding hypothermia and overheating of the body;
  • Timely self-isolation of people who feel unwell, with high fever and other flu symptoms;
  • Sanitary and hygienic measures (hand hygiene, regular ventilation of premises, wet cleaning, etc.).

If a child has symptoms of ARVI, it is recommended not to send them to school or kindergarten until they recover, and to seek help from a doctor.

In addition, it is necessary to adhere to a study and rest regime, not to overwork, spend more time in the fresh air, sleep enough time and eat well, as well as do morning exercises and work out.