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24 October 2016, 16:45

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Heath Ministry: Over 24 thousand LPR citizens got flu shots

Over 24 thousand LPR citizens got flu shots, Health Ministry reports.  

"We have received about 100,000 doses from the Russian Federation. Over the fortnight we used more that a quarter," said the head non-staff immunology expert of the Heath Ministry Alexander Grechanik.  

The chief of medicine for  sanitary and epidemiological station of Lugansk Dmitriy Dokashenko said that within the vaccination campaign the Ministry experts visited Bryanka, Kirovsk, Antratsit district.  

"People's interest deserves appraisal, our immunologists say they don't expect fast growth of flu incidence rate. And timely shots reduces the risks further", he emphasized.

A free of charge flu vaccine campaign covering 100,000 people started in LPR in October thanks to vaccines delivered with a Russian humanitarian convoy, announced the Republic's acting Minister of Health Igor Solyanik. The campaign is to last till December 10th.

LuganskMediaCentre — 24 October — Lugansk