Metalloinvest begins flu vaccination of employees
Metalloinvest has launched its annual flu vaccination campaign for employees. 14.5 thousand doses of Vaxigrip, one of the most effective foreign flu vaccines registered in Russia, have been procured. These will cover 30% of enterprise and management company employees with vaccines and help build collective immunity.
The vaccine includes new flu strains. According to preliminary forecasts from the World Health Organization (WHO), three new strains of influenza viruses, which were not prominent last year, are expected to spread widely this year.
Total immunity is built within two to three weeks following vaccination and is maintained for between six to twelve months.
Andrey Salnikov, Head of the Health Protection Department, commented: "The flu vaccine is the most effective method of preventing viral flu infection and its potentially serious complications. Our campaign will provide maximum individual and collective protection at the Company's enterprises."back to news list