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About half of Russians got a flu shot, reported on the Rospotrebnadzor website.
73.2 million people, or 49.9% of the country’s population, have been vaccinated against influenza.
Epidemic thresholds of SARS incidence, according to the department, are exceeded in 42 Russian regions. The Rospotrebnadzor noted that “exceeding the weekly thresholds for the incidence of ARVI is observed mainly among the adult population.”
Vaccination against influenza in Russia began on September 1 and continues to this day. President Vladimir Putin instructed to provide 60% of the population with flu vaccinations in the autumn-winter period, covering up to 75% of citizens from risk groups.