Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Uralvagonzovad Corporation's worker flu vaccination campaign under way

As many as 4,500 workers at Uralvagonzavod Corporation’s main plant have received free flu shots since Oct. 1.

Shots are available for workers at the corporation’s main medical unit. The vaccine is also available in the ancillary medical units that are inside production departments.

“The plant’s medical unit purchased 15,000 Grippol+ flu shots, which is in full compliance with the recommendations given by Rospotrebnadzor (the state consumer rights watchdog group); this will be enough to get at least 40 percent of the plant’s staff vaccinated,” a plant representative said. “This is the necessary minimum that will allow us to avoid an epidemic, keep a lot of our workers healthy, and avoid loss of working hours due to sick leaves.”

Doctors began their annual six-week push for immunizations earlier than past years. They say few people have contracted the flu so far, as the influenza season is not at its height yet.

According to Ural Business Consulting reports, all of the workers were located at Uralvagonzavod Corp.'s head plant in Nizhniy Tagil.

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