To prevent the flu epidemic, the State Institution "TMO of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Sumy region" invites you to get vaccinated against influenza in the clinic of the institution. Vaccination is carried out with a four-component vaccine "GC Flu quadrivalent", manufactured by the South Korean pharmaceutical company "Green Cross Corporation". The strain composition of the viral antigens contained in the JC Flu Quadrivalent vaccine complies with WHO recommendations for the 2021-2022 season.
Every year, the influenza epidemic season lasts approximately from September - October to March - April. During this period, there is the greatest risk of contracting a dangerous disease.
Influenza is a highly contagious viral disease with the possibility of severe complications and the risk of death. The source of infection in influenza is a sick person. An infected person with influenza is especially contagious amid the disease, in a feverish state. The period of infection lasts an average of 4-7 days. Transmission of infection occurs mainly by airborne droplets.
Annual vaccination is the most effective means to protect the body against influenza viruses. The vaccine protects against all current strains of influenza, and is safe and effective.
However, the severe form of the disease is characterized by rapidly progressive primary viral pneumonia, which, unlike bacterial pneumonia, is not sensitive to antibiotics and without proper treatment can be fatal within 24 hours after the first signs of complications.
Whatever the strain of the virus, it is worth remembering and following the most important simple rules. After all, influenza, like other respiratory viruses, is transmitted by airborne droplets and affects the respiratory system. Preventive measures are aimed primarily at increasing the body's resistance to influenza pathogens, as well as other ARI and ARI.
So, simple things that save lives: avoid contact with sick people, use medical masks, avoid drying of the nasal mucous membranes, use general hygiene rules, regularly ventilate the room and do wet cleaning, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and additionally protect yourself - get vaccinated annually. Meeting the virus without protective antibodies leads to illness.
Vaccination is free of charge.