On January 18, mass vaccination against COVID-19 begins in the Russian Federation

In December 2020, a large-scale vaccination against coronavirus began on the territory of the Russian Federation – the opportunity to get vaccinated appeared in certain categories of citizens. According to the national vaccination calendar, doctors, teachers, social workers and citizens living in social service organizations, as well as those with chronic diseases (diabetes mellitus, obesity, diseases of the bronchopulmonary and cardiovascular systems) were first vaccinated against COVID-19 reminds RIA Novosti.

January 13 at a meeting with the Cabinet of Ministers the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said that starting next week, it is necessary to switch to mass vaccination against coronavirus of the entire population of Russia and prepare the appropriate infrastructure for this.

On January 15, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at a meeting with epidemiologists confirmed the start of mass vaccination from January 18, 2021. Golikova noted that by now two vaccines have been officially registered in the Russian Federation.

In August 2020, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation registered the world’s first vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus, developed by the Gamaleya Research and Development Center “Sputnik V”… This vaccine is created on the platform of human adenoviral vectors. The main advantages of the drug are its effectiveness, safety and absence of long-term negative consequences.

Later, the vaccine “EpiVacCorona” was registered, developed by the “Vector” center of Rospotrebnadzor. The drug is characterized by areactogenicity and the highest safety.

Now the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Preparations is under development another vaccine – whole virion (it is based on the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, devoid of its infectious properties, but capable of causing the body’s immune response). The drug is expected to be registered in February 2021.

The director of the Gamaleya Center, Alexander Gintsburg, told reporters that the vaccinated person is guaranteed to be protected from severe cases of COVID-19, as well as the risk of the virus entering the lungs. However, if the antibody level is low, a person can get a flu-like illness.

On January 14, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko announced the release of over 1.6 million doses of Sputnik V into civilian circulation. A further 2 million doses of the vaccine are expected to be delivered by the end of January.

Vaccination against coronavirus COVID-19 in the Russian Federation free of charge and on a voluntary basis.

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