Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Friday, July 24, said that vaccination of residents of the capital against Coronavirus infection will be free.
“When-it depends on the Ministry of health, on the licensing of the vaccine, the production of the vaccine. As soon as it appears, we will start the vaccination campaign.
All vaccination will be free of charge. The entire outpatient network will work for this,” the Mayor said on the TV channel “Russia 1”.
Sobyanin also spoke about the likelihood of imposing an epidemic of the flu virus on the coronavirus during the autumn exacerbation, in connection with which, according to him, the city will need to strengthen the vaccination company against flu.
“This is very important. It is a complex volume of work, and we are preparing for it,” he stressed.
On the eve of the capital city Manager expressed hope for the early registration of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to him, the development of the coronavirus pandemic will depend on the vaccination situation.
Citizens will be vaccinated against infection as soon as the drug is available, Sobyanin said.
On the same day, Russian health Minister Mikhail Murashko announced that vaccination against coronavirus for people at risk, primarily health workers, is expected to begin in Russia in August. However, he did not specify when mass vaccination of the population is expected.
On July 22, Murashko said that the vaccine against this infection, created by the SIC of epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gamalei, can get a registration certificate in the first decade of August. According to him, its effectiveness from COVID-19 is, and the safety has already been confirmed.
At the same time, the country’s Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, speaking in the state Duma with a report on the government’s work for 2019, expressed hope that a ready-made vaccine against this virus will appear in the fall.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The focus of infection was the Chinese city of Wuhan. In a few months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries around the world. On March 11, WHO declared Coronavirus pandemic Worldwide disease.