Dec 28, 2020
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Free vaccination against COVID-19 for people over 60 began in Moscow

Starting from December 28, not only Muscovites of the older generation can receive the vaccine, but also employees of housing and communal services, catering, mass media, sports, law enforcement agencies, the energy industry, as well as volunteers and those employed in non-profit and religious organizations.

The vaccination campaign began on December 5, the first to receive the right to be vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine were doctors, teachers and social workers. A week later, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that the vaccine would be available to employees of the MFC, the services sector, culture and trade due to the fact that they are in contact with millions of citizens, therefore they risk themselves, and in case of infection, they will pose a threat to others.

You can sign up for the vaccination online. Currently, there are 70 vaccination centers operating in Moscow on the basis of city polyclinics. All of them are equipped with special medical refrigerators for storing the drug. In order to receive a vaccine, you must have a passport, an MHI policy and a document confirming the fact of work in the relevant field or institution. The process will take at least an hour: it will take about 10 minutes for a preliminary examination by a doctor, about 15 minutes for preparing the drug, another 30 minutes for observation after vaccination.

There are other restrictions: only citizens from 18 years old who do not have chronic diseases, who have not had ARVI symptoms for the last 14 days and have not been vaccinated against other infections for 30 days will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. People participating in clinical trials of Sputnik V are not allowed to vaccinate.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health introduced coronavirus vaccination into the calendar of preventive vaccinations. This means that vaccination will be free for citizens, and in case of complications, the state guarantees medical care. Vaccination priority levels are also defined:

  • the first level – medical workers, teachers, social workers, MFC employees and people with chronic diseases;

  • the second level – workers of transport organizations and energy, law enforcement officers, border guards, military personnel, volunteers, service workers and people working on a rotational basis;

  • the third level – civil servants, college and university students over 18 years of age and conscripts.

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