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Mass vaccination against COVID-19 began in Russia
In Russia, mass vaccination against coronavirus began on January 18. Anyone can get vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily.
As the Kommersant, in Moscow, where mass vaccination began earlier, about 140 thousand people have already been vaccinated. In St. Petersburg, 18,5 thousand people were vaccinated, in the Khabarovsk Territory - 3,2 thousand people.
The head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, is confident that in the first year, vaccination will cover 60% of Russia's residents. Currently, they are vaccinated against COVID-19 with two vaccines - Sputnik V and EpiVacKorona.
The State Duma said earlier that in Russia no need to introduce mandatory mass vaccination from the coronavirus. It is necessary to introduce such a procedure only if there is a threat to the life of a large number of people.
Rospotrebnadzor said that the epidemiological situation with the incidence of coronavirus may escalate again in Russia in February-March 2021. It will decline by summer.