Azerbaijan gets first batch of vaccine against swine flu
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 8 / Trend U. Ismayilova /
Azerbaijan has got the first batch of vaccine against swine flu, including 90,000 vaccines today, specialist on infectious diseases of WHO office in Azerbaijan Vusala Allhverdiyeva said.
"The World Health Organization has allocated 172,000 vaccines for Azerbaijan. They will be delivered by five stages with an interval of a month," Allahverdiyeva said.
She said vaccines will be given to the Innovation and Provision Center of the Azerbaijani Health Ministry for further distribution in Baku and Azerbaijani regions.
"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," Azerbaijani Republican Anti-Plague Station Deputy Director Shair Gurbanov said.
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 vaccinated with the help of 172,000 vaccines," Gurbanov said.
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.