How many people can catch the flu: a shocking number of Ministry of health – 24 Channel

Скільки людей можуть підхопити грип: шокуюча цифра від МОЗ - 24 Канал

The Director of the Centre for public health Ministry of health Mr Kurpita called the number of people at risk of flu.

He said this during a briefing on the prevention of influenza.

Mr Kurpita notes that the flu is at risk for the more than 13 million people.

“At risk somewhere in the 13.5 million Ukrainians, that is, 30% of Ukrainians have a high chance of Contracting or to the consequences (complications from the flu – 24)”, – said Kurpyta during the briefing.

Скільки людей можуть підхопити грип: шокуюча цифра від МОЗ - 24 Канал
Influenza at risk for the more than 13 million people

He explained that the flu vaccine does not protect against cold or runny nose, but it is the only method of prevention.

The MINISTRY of health would like to this year, 1% of Ukrainians were proektirovanii. Now the first party has received 350 thousand doses of vaccines against influenza. They should last until mid-December.

According to the centre for public health, from the beginning to October 11, sick with the flu 143 thousand people, of whom 71% are children under 17 years.

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