Influvac Tetra (0.5 ml) influenza vaccine
Influenza is an acute respiratory infection that spreads through airborne droplets. Unlike other respiratory infections, influenza causes an acute illness and is dangerous due to the complications it causes. It is one of the most common epidemic diseases. 5-10% of people get the flu every year. population. In Lithuania, an increase in the incidence of influenza is observed in the autumn-winter season.
Vaccinations are the most effective means of preventing influenza and its complications: pneumonia, bronchitis, ear inflammation, sinusitis, exacerbation of chronic diseases and others. Vaccination is recommended each year before the start of flu season. The World Health Organization recommends getting vaccinated against influenza for most people, but especially for the following risk groups:
65 years old and older persons;
for pregnant women;
for persons living in social care and nursing institutions;
for persons with chronic cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney diseases, chronic diseases related to immune mechanisms, malignant tumors;
for employees of health care institutions.
Information published by ULAC. During the 2018-2019 season, 49,661 cases of influenza were detected, and 26 people died. A little more than 129 thousand people were vaccinated with state funds. population, with own funds - a little more than 29 thousand. people.
According to the data of the ULAC center, about 800,000 procedures are performed in the country every year. vaccination shots, both children and adults are vaccinated. 30-50 adverse reactions to vaccinations are registered annually. This is only 0.003-0.006 percent. from all injections per year.
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