Azerbaijan launches vaccination against swine flu

Business Materials 5 January 2010 16:27 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 5 / Trend U. Ismayilova /

One of these days the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health launches vaccination against swine flu (A/H1N1) among people included in a group of risk, Azerbaijani Republican Anti-Plague Station Deputy Director Shair Gurbanov said today.

"Vaccination will be conducted among pregnant women, people with weak immune system, chronic diseases, as well as employees who can be in a direct contact with possible infected people," Gurbanov said.

He said about 170,000 vaccines were allocated for Azerbaijan to launch this process. The WHO delivered vaccines to Azerbaijan and other 90 countries free of charge to conduct prophylactic measures against swine flu.

He said vaccines will be brought to Azerbaijan Jan. 6. Vaccination will be conducted in several days.

Gurbanov said a list of people included in a group of risk has been already drawn up by territorial hospitals.

"Approximately 2 percent of Azerbaijani population can be covered with the help of vaccines allocated for Azerbaijan," Gurbanov said.

He said vaccination will take several days.

Speaking about new facts of swine flu in Azerbaijan, he said despite Azerbaijani Republican Anti-Plague Station regularly gets samples of analyses for infection; about 14 facts of infection have been registered in Azerbaijan up to now. All patients fully recovered.