In Russia, 12-13% of all COVID-19 cases are children. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko, reports TASS.
He said that now children, along with other patients, are involved in the epidemiological process.
The minister also noted the presence of a large number of requests for a vaccine for the child population. According to him, she is at the final stage of the examination. Murashko stressed that a response from an expert organization on its use will be received within 14 days.
Earlier, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the introduction in Russia of fines for refusing to vaccinate against COVID-19 would not correspond to the social nature of the state.