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Who appreciated the benefit of influenza vaccination in a pandemic COVID-19

Vaccination against flu will help to reduce the burden on the health system on the background of the fight against coronavirus infection, said the Director of the European regional office of the world health organization (who) Hans Kluge. He stated this at a press briefing for Russian media on issues COVID-19.

He noted that in 2018-2019 died from the flu in about 152 thousand people. While only one — third aged 65 years and older were vaccinated.

"Vaccination of people at high risk of severe flu and health workers will allow to some extent to reduce the burden on the health care system, which should also help patients with COVID," said Kluge.

Pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 covered almost the whole world. According to the latest who data, there are just over eight million infected, 440 thousand of them died.

Current information on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and worldwide can be found on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.