Why didn’t Putin get the coronavirus vaccine? Kegong: Unable to be vaccinated as a volunteer
November 26 According to a report by Russian Satellite Network, on the 24th local time, Russian President’s Press Secretary Peskov said that the reason why Russian President Putin has not been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus is that the head of state cannot participate in the vaccination as a volunteer.
On the same day, Peskov reportedly said, when asked why Putin had not decided to vaccinate against the novel coronavirus, “We have not yet carried out mass vaccination, and the head of state can certainly not be vaccinated as volunteers”.
The Russian Ministry of Health registered the “Satellite-V” of the novel coronavirus vaccine developed by the National Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of Gamalya on August 11, and the second coronavirus vaccine, the EpiVacCorona, developed by the Russian National Science Center for Virology and Biotechnology, was registered in October. The vaccine developed by the Chumakov Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Agents of the Russian Academy of Sciences is currently in the clinical trial stage.
Russian Vice Prime Minister Golikova said on November 24 that more than 117,000 doses of “satellite-V” coronavirus vaccine have entered circulation, and more than 2 million doses are planned to be produced by the end of 2020. Golikova said that Russia plans to vacculate its residents against the novel coronavirus on a large scale from 2021, and the vaccination will be voluntary.