The rate of vaccination in Russia increased by 6% over the week, during this time 3.216 million people were vaccinated. This was announced on November 15 by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko at a meeting of the coordination council for combating coronavirus infection under the government of the Russian Federation.
According to him, there is a good dynamics of vaccination. In addition, the rate of coronavirus vaccination among the elderly population of Russia increased by 14% over the past week.
“In the most critical group over 60 years of age, the rate of vaccination has increased more significantly than in the general adult population. The increase amounted to 14% per week, ”he said.
At the same time, the minister said that currently more than 41 million people in the country have been vaccinated against influenza.
“Today, more than 41 million people have been vaccinated, including 11.5 million children received the flu vaccine,” the head of the Ministry of Health said.
In addition, he added that more than 9 million people in Russia were vaccinated against COVID-19 with the single-component Sputnik Light vaccine.
On November 15, Murashko said on November 15 that a combination of Sputnik V and influenza vaccines, when administered simultaneously, could enhance their effect.
In addition, the minister recalled that citizens who are not vaccinated against coronavirus suffer the disease much worse and in the future may experience health problems for a long time. The most severe complications occur in older people.
Against the background of a worsening epidemiological situation, the Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated in order to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V , which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light , EpiVacCorona , EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak .
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf , as well as by the hashtag # We are together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.