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Over 10,000 cases of flu, cold registered in Kyiv in January, 10 people died

50% of those who fell ill were children. Doctors are urging people to wear masks and get vaccinated. 

Over 10,000 cases of flu, cold registered in Kyiv in January, 10 people died
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During the first week of this year, more than 10,000 new cases of influenza and common cold, including COVID-19, were registered in Kyiv. 50% of them are children. Ten adults died in hospitals as a result of the disease. In general, 1.9 million people in Ukraine have suffered from cold, flu and COVID-19 over the past 3 months, according to KCMA.

The Kyiv City Military Administration asks all Kyiv residents to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the World Health Organisation - to wear masks and get vaccinated.

It is noted that the most important protection against COVID-19 is a course of three vaccinations. In 2024, coronavirus vaccinations remain free of charge for every Ukrainian. You can get vaccinated by making an appointment with your family doctor or at a vaccination point in medical facilities. Information about the nearest vaccination points, their addresses and opening hours can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

According to the Ministry of Health, vaccines currently used at vaccination points are Janssen (manufactured by Johnson & Johnson) and Comirnaty (manufactured by Pfizer). A COVID-19 vaccine is also available for children from the age of 5 (Pfizer - Comirnaty vaccine for children). 

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