Virologists predict an outbreak of influenza. In just a couple of weeks, the incidence rate will be higher than in previous years. Doctors urge Russians to get vaccinated now. Where and how best to do this, Elena Khmura will tell.
The flu this time can come to Russia earlier, already in October. And it will be more dangerous than usual. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, there were no major outbreaks of influenza in the world for two whole years. During this time, almost everyone’s immunity to it disappeared. Yes, the virus has mutated.
“Two new 2021 strains and one 2019 H1N1 strain, to which we also have no immunity. That is, in fact, three flus, immunity to which we have not acquired”– warned the infectious disease specialist Evgeny Timakov.
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated. Moreover, it is better to go for a vaccination now, while the virus has not yet spread. After the introduction of the vaccine, the body produces antibodies for another 2-3 weeks.
To get vaccinated against the flu, it is not necessary to go to the clinic, make an appointment. In mobile points, the vaccination will be done immediately, upon contact. Most of them are open in shopping centers and multifunctional centers. For example, in the Moscow region. As you can see, there are no queues here. Reception is available six days a week.
These are the same places where COVID-19 vaccinations have been done for a long time. But doctors warn that the coronavirus vaccine will not protect against the flu. Need another.
“Vaccines complement each other. They can be injected into different parts of the body at the same time, that is, on the same day.– said the therapist Paata Chologuari.