Flu shots can be done earlier due to coronavirus

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that because of the coronavirus have to rush to vaccination against influenza.

"One of the scenarios that the second wave (coronavirus - ed.) during the rise of acute respiratory viral infections, that is, it is quite possible that the coronavirus will rise in the autumn... definitely it makes us rush to the influenza vaccine, and to produce large quantities of vaccines and try to inoculate as much as possible and as early as possible our fellow citizens from the influenza virus already," - said Popov in an interview Naila Asker-zade on the TV channel "Russia 24".

According to her, there is evidence that from one patient can be released both virus - and influenza virus and COVID-19 together, "and then, of course, severe". "So we think about how to protect people fall just now", she added.

"They are, first and foremost, are protected from the flu virus and this will significantly reduce the risks of severe disease in such a difficult period, which we expect in the autumn", - said Popov, answering the question of whether those who make the flu shot will be less susceptible to other viruses, including coronavirus.

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