The main measure is prevention
Every year, in the autumn - winter period, the circulation of influenza viruses and other respiratory viruses, causing a massive morbidity of the population, is activated.
So, in the fall of 2018, an epidemiological situation was observed in the incidence of community-acquired pneumonia. There was a weekly increase in the incidence rate among both adult and children's populations.
From October 1, 2019, the incidence of influenza and SARS is daily monitored in comparison with the epidemic threshold. Currently, the situation regarding the incidence of the adult population of the city is favorable, the incidence of schoolchildren is decreasing. In general, the incidence of the population in the city is below the epidemic threshold. But according to the forecast of the A. A. Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza, the beginning of the epidemic rise is expected at the end of January. In this regard, prevention is necessary.
One of the main preventive measures is vaccination. Preventive vaccinations are given to citizens in medical organizations. In addition, in the current year, vaccination against influenza was organized in the Continent and the Gostiny Dvor shopping and entertainment centers, where 514 adults were vaccinated.
As of October 30, 2019, 107,798 residents of the city, or 25.9% of the population, including 46,445 children or 50.8% of the child population, have already been vaccinated.