City to pro­vide ad­e­quate in­fluenza vac­cines

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Vac­ci­na­tion clin­ics in Shang­hai will pro­vide ad­e­quate in­fluenza (the flu) vac­cines for res­i­dents start­ing in early De­cem­ber, ac­cord­ing to Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Cen­ter for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion, Xin­min Evening News re­ported Thurs­day.

An in­sider said that the sup­ply of in­fluenza vac­cines in Shang­hai is in­ad­e­quate to meet de­mand as the rel­e­vant depart­ment has strength­ened the su­per­vi­sion of vaccine pro­duc­tion this year while some en­ter­prises stopped pro­duc­ing the vaccine. Com­pared with pre­vi­ous years, the num­ber of vac­cines re­duced by ap­prox­i­mately 60 per­cent in 2018.

In China, all ci­ti­zens can re­ceive in­fluenza vac­cines on their own free will but at their own ex­pense. In­for­ma­tion from au­thor­i­ties shows that peo­ple are more likely to catch the flu be­tween Novem­ber and March, while the high­est peak is around Jan­uary.

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