29 September 2010, Wednesday, 10:39

Vaccination of citizens against flu begins in Bashkiria

author: Olga Murtazina

Bashkiria is buying the anti-flu vaccine “GRIPPOL” at the expense of the federal exchequer now. 80 thousand people, found in the risk group – pupils, students, medics, employees of education institutions and people, older than 60 – are planned to be inoculated in 2010.

At present time medics have already received about 600 thousand doses (73% of the plan) of the vaccine “GRIPPOL” and “GRIPPOL+”. Pupils of the Republican kindergartens will receive 80 thousand doses (100% coverage), school pupils – 64 thousand (about 1/5 of the plan) and adults – about 440 thousand doses (almost 100% coverage).