Today, October 9, the influenza vaccines donated by the Task Force for Global Health in the amount of 200,000 doses were received by the National Center of Public Health of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Moldova.
Thus, in the immediate future, the Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion) vaccine will be distributed to public healthcare institutions, followed by the Seasonal Influenza Campaign for professionally illnesses and high risks of illness (chronic patients, medical workers, employees from the carabineer and border guard troops, the emergency situations service and the customs service, social welfare institutions, children from orphanages, etc.).
The benefits of influenza vaccination are: reducing the risk of developing severe forms of illness and the number of illnesses, visits to doctors, working days or studies, and preventing complications, hospitalization and deaths caused by influenza.
Please note that the influenza vaccine only protects against influenza caused by seasonal A (H1N1), A (H3N2) and B seasonal influenza viruses, and in case of other acute viral respiratory infections.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection informs that vaccination is the safest and most effective way to prevent influenza illnesses and recommends that all who fall into high-risk groups to apply for free vaccination.
Personal hygiene measures (hand washing with water and soap, use of sneeze or cough handkerchiefs, adherence to a healthy lifestyle - diet based on vegetables and fruits, rest and movement) are essential for the prevention of illnesses through acute viral infections of the airways and especially by influenza.
It should be noted that the influenza (antiviral) medication in stock at each infectious disease unit / hospital is administered only at the doctor's indication, in serious cases or in the contracting of disease of persons with risk factors for complications, regardless of the laboratory outcome for influenza.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection points out that in order to avoid the risk of outbreaks in children's communities, is important to perform the triage in the first hour of class, by classroom teachers, by a doctor or home isolation of children with fever or other signs of acute respiratory disease.