On the 26th, Moscow Mayor Sobianin said in an interview with Russian Channel 24 that about half of the people in Moscow are immune to the novel coronavirus.
Sobianin said that 50% of Moscow’s residents were theoretically protected to some extent. But mass vaccination remains the most important thing, which is expected to begin. Moscow has set up about 300 vaccination stations, equipped with necessary equipment and personnel such as refrigerators. In addition, an electronic information system for vaccination registration has been established, and everything is ready.
Sobianin mentioned that more than 20,000 people in Moscow were vaccinated with the “satellite-V” vaccine in the framework of the post-registered clinical trial (phase III clinical trial), all of which felt good. This is a great benefit for vaccines to be put into industrial production. At present, vaccine manufacturers are making good progress and have produced a large number of vaccines.
According to Tass News Agency, Russian President’s Press Secretary Peskov said on the same day that Russia should start mass vaccination before the New Year. Mass vaccination will be carried out in stages in accordance with the voluntary principle.
Peskov mentioned that the Russian COVID-19 Prevention and Control Command and vaccine producers are discussing a vaccine production schedule, which will be announced by the Prevention and Control Command if necessary.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Golikova said that 2 million “satellite-V” coronavirus vaccines will be produced by the end of this year.
Since late September, the number of new infections in Russia has shown an upward trend in a single day. According to the Russian COVID-19 Prevention and Control Headquarters on the 26th, 25,487 new infections were added in Russia in the past day, setting a record high for the number of new infections in a single day. The cumulative number of infected people in Russia exceeds 2.187 million.