No circulation of influenza strains registered in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

From 11 to 17 October 2021 in Ukraine, 238,493 people fell ill with viral respiratory infections, in particular Covid-19
18:38, 20 October 2021

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As of today, no circulation of influenza viruses has been registered in Ukraine. However, there is a high incidence of ARVI (acute respiratory viral infection), including Covid-19. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health.

"From 11 to 17 October 2021, 238,493 people fell ill with ARVI, including Covid-19 in Ukraine, of which 42.1% are children under the age of 17. Circulation of influenza viruses has not been registered," the message says.

The intensive incidence rate is 630.9 per 100,000 population, which corresponds to the average level of intensity of the epidemic process.

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Meanwhile, this epidemic season, Ukraine will be using the vaccines against flu from three foreign producers.

1.25 million doses already reached the country. They were brought from France, Korea and the Netherlands.

The kinds of vaccines are as follows:

  • Vaxigrip Tetra (France) - 850,000 doses;
  • Influvac Tetra (Netherlands) - 200,000 doses;
  • JC Flu Quadrilent (Korea) - 200,000 doses (these already passed Ukraine's state quality control). 
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