Over 40 percent of Yekaterinburg residents vaccinated against flu
In total, 551,421 people--including 170,724 children and 380,697 adults--were vaccinated during the 2013-2014 epidemiological season. The inoculation administered to Yekaterinburg citizens is designed to prevent the H1N1 virus, the H3N2 virus and a strain of influenza B, Ekburg.ru reports.
Teachers and other employees in the education sector represent the single largest profession to receive state-sponsored flu shots, accounting for a total of 30,444 vaccinations. Health workers, transport workers and communal service accounted for more than 60,000 vaccines.
Employees of industrial enterprises represent the largest profession to purchase vaccines for employees--a total of 53,036 vaccinations--and sales representatives accounted for a total of 33,326 flu shots, according to Ekburg.ru.
A total of 130,558 flu shots were distributed free-of-charge to Yekaterinburg citizens over the age of 60, and students accounted for another 52,800 state-sponsored vaccinations.
Municipal health officials hope to vaccinate 100 percent of the city's population in the coming flu season, Ekburg.ru reports.
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