In Minsk, as of 27 November, 715 396 people were vaccinated against flu, the correspondent of the “Minsk-News” agency was reported in the Health Committee of the Minsk City Executive Committee.
Prophylactic vaccinations covered 39.7% of the population of the capital or 98.4% of the planned number. Including 237 324 people were vaccinated at the expense of the republican budget, 334 480 — at the expense of the local one, 143 592 — at their own expense.
Vaccination is held both for free and for a fee. As a rule, physicians vaccinate the most vulnerable groups of the population at risk of flu infection or the development of complications after an illness at the expense of the budget. Namely: children, people over 65 years old, with chronic diseases of the heart, blood vessels, bronchopulmonary, endocrine system, pregnant women (on the second, third trimesters). Additionally, workers in the service, transport, health, education sectors are vaccinated for free.