Off

Print Friendly

MOSCOW. To mark the launch of World Immunization Week, Dr. Anna Popova, head of Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian federal agency in charge of immunization, invited Elena Rostropovich, president of the RVF, to co-chair a discussion with leading healthcare providers in Moscow and the Moscow region

An infant being vaccinated in a Russian clinic

An infant being vaccinated against Pneumococcal disease in St. Petersburg

on the importance of modern vaccines in protecting the general population, especially children, from serious vaccine-preventable infections such as pneumonia, meningitis and measles. Russian and international scientists made presentations on the “gaps” in the routine immunization

schedule of children and the importance of  counteracting the harmful disinformation about vaccines. Dr. Stanley Plotkin, the world-renowned vaccinologist and a board member of the RVF, made a presentation on the topic of vaccine hesitancy and the need to educate physicians and nurses to be stronger advocates of childhood immunization. Dr. Plotkin’s presentation with audio narration is available here.

Dr. Anna Popova, head of Rospotrebnadzor, and Elena Rostropovich, president of the RVF, co-chair a conference of Russian health authorities to discuss strategies to promote immunization and counteract the disinformation on the Internet and other sources about the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Dr. Anna Popova, head of Rospotrebnadzor, and Elena Rostropovich, president of the RVF, co-chair a conference of Russian health authorities to promote immunization and counteract disinformation about the safety and efficacy of vaccines

The RVF, in partnership with Rospotrebnadzor, intends to put into practice lessons learned from the Moscow conference by creating a pilot program in the city of St. Petersburg to raise the awareness among health care providers and parents of the dramatic health benefits of immunization and vaccine safety. The pilot program is to serve as a replicable model for other major population centers of the Russian Federation.

Click here for an English translation of the original press release on the Moscow conference issued by Rospotrebnadzor.