People are poorly informed about the importance of vaccination, which may explain the low vaccination rate for children in some municipalities. This was stated by the head of the regional Ministry of Health Alexander Kravchenko at an operational meeting in the regional government on Tuesday, September 24.
The minister commented on the information that in Sovetsk parents massively refuse to vaccinate their children.
"I believe that this is not so much a low commitment as a low ability to persuade," said Kravchenko.
The minister also stressed that this year it is planned to vaccinate half of the region's population. "There are already municipalities that have fulfilled this plan, and the so-called outsiders," added Kravchenko.
Anton Alikhanov noticed that he had given his children flu shots, but they caught a cold. "They got sick anyway, just not the flu, but ARVI," Alikhanov said.
Kravchenko explained that a flu shot is not a 100% guarantee that a person will not get sick.
"Thanks to vaccination, it is possible to reduce the number of people with severe influenza," explained Kravchenko.
On September 9, mobile first-aid posts were opened in the region, where you can get vaccinated against influenza free of charge. More than two thousand people used them in the first week. The fact that in Sovetsk parents refuse to vaccinate their children became known the other day.