EMERGENCY PREVENTION OR ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION?
Oleg Gridnev, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Alexander Plakida, Executive Director of the Effective Healthcare Interactive Platform
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that only by implementing a proactive response strategy can the spread of infectious diseases be contained without the imposition of restrictions and lockdowns. A key measure of this strategy is emergency vaccination of the population.
At the same time, the organization and implementation of scheduled vaccination campaigns, immunization in accordance with the national calendar of preventive vaccinations become the basis for maintaining the health of the nation. The priority measure for establishing an immunobiological shield is the implementation of timely routine immunization of the population against controllable infections. During epidemics, it is important not to limit and continue scheduled vaccination work.
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