Mass vaccination against coronavirus starts in Moscow tomorrow

As reported by "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" , an electronic registration for vaccination began in the capital today. More than 300 vaccination centers will open in the city. People from the risk group - teachers, doctors and social workers - will be the first to receive the vaccine. Moreover, this also applies to employees of both public and private institutions.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said: "And in the coming weeks, the list of citizens who can get vaccinated will expand." Moscow has already allocated 10 billion rubles for vaccinations in the city's budget for next year. At the same time, it is known that the Sputnik V vaccine production plant is being built in Zelenograd, and by the end of this year it should be operational.

The authorities are confident that only vaccination can effectively and safely protect residents from infectious diseases. Speaking about the effectiveness of this approach, medical experts refer to the fact that Moscow, in addition to the national calendar of preventive vaccinations, which includes vaccinations against 12 infections, a regional calendar with vaccinations against 17 more types of infections.

In Moscow, preventive vaccinations for adults are required against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, measles and other infections. There is also an annual mass flu vaccination. According to doctors' estimates, this vaccination has reduced the incidence of influenza since 2011 by 23 times.

You can sign up for a vaccination against coronavirus on the portal of the mayor and government of Moscow. All information on the progress of vaccination in the city will also be available here. To get vaccinated, you need to have a passport, a compulsory medical insurance policy and a document that confirms the fact of work in the relevant industry or organization (for example, a certificate from the place of work).