The Speaker of the Federation Council believes that vaccination against coronavirus should take place on a voluntary basis. She stated this in an interview with TASS.
Matvienko stressed that she certainly stands for vaccination. But each person must decide for himself whether to undergo this procedure or not.
“I believe that this should not be a forced, compulsory vaccination,” said the speaker of the Federation Council.
According to her, it is important to conduct a lot of explanatory work and explain to people what a vaccine is, what it is for, what the pros, cons and risks are.
The politician recalled that Russia was the first in the world to develop a vaccine against coronavirus, and another was recently registered. The vaccination drug has already aroused great interest in many countries, Matvienko stressed. She added that first of all, the citizens of the Russian Federation will be provided with the vaccine, and only then they will be sent to other states.
“I think that people's mood will change in favor of vaccination,” the Federation Council speaker concluded.
Let us recall that the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Electrochemistry with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, was registered on August 11, and on September 9, the post-registration phase of its trials began in Russia.
It was reported that the vaccine could be launched in late October or early November.