Flu epidemic not expected in Belarus in 2016


Flu epidemic not expected in Belarus in 2016

Flu epidemic in Belarus is not expected, doctors forecast in 2016. Over the past seven years, the number of flu diseases has decreased in 52 times thanks to vaccination. 

In 2016, flu shots were used by more than 40 percent of Belarusians, which is the best result not only of the post-Soviet space, but also in the European Union. For comparison, in Ukraine the number is only 0.3%.

In Belarus, the peak of the disease usually comes in late January and early February.

Igor Gayevski, Deputy Minister of Health:
For several years, we have been working on this and we understand that the prevention campaign is a great job - it saves citizens time and money.