January 19 According to a report by TASS Moscow on January 18, Russia will carry out mass vaccinations against voluntary vaccinations from January 18.
Russian residents can choose one of the two registered vaccines – “Sputnik V” or “Peptide Coronavirus Vaccine” at no cost.
On 13 January, Russian President Putin ordered the transition to mass vaccinations, beginning on 10 December 2020, during which doctors, teachers, chronically ill patients and citizens in some other categories were given the opportunity to mass vaccination.
As the leader of the epidemic prevention and control headquarters, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said that Russia’s transition from large-scale to mass vaccination was fully ready from January 18.
According to the report, Anna Popova, director of the Russian Federation’s Consumer Protection and Public Welfare Supervision Bureau, pointed out that vaccination should be organized with the goal of forming herd immunity before the autumn epidemic season.
At the same time, she said that the first year of vaccination can cover 60% of the country’s population.
Currently, Russia has registered two coronavirus vaccines—the “Sputnik V” developed by the Gamarea Institute and the “Peptide Coronavirus Vaccine” developed by the “Vector” National Science Center.
Another vaccine was developed by the Russian Academy of Sciences Chumakov Federal Research and Development Center for Immunization and Biological Products.