Huge COVID-19 vaccination campaign set for November, early December

November 1

The city will launch an all-out COVID-19 vaccination campaign in late November and early December, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Rossiya 24 television channel.

As I have mentioned, the vaccine’s manufacturers are starting to mass-produce it. I therefore hope that we will obtain large batches of the vaccine in November and December, and this will allow people to freely sign up for jabs. Today, we are delivering this vaccine for trials in Moscow. These all-out tests involve dozens of volunteers. We also vaccinate high-risk categories, namely, teachers and doctors. But I hope that we will be able to provide everyone with this opportunity several weeks later,” Mr Sobyanin noted.

Over 20,000 people in Moscow have already been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. They cannot infect anybody else because, according to Mr Sobyanin, the preparation contains no live viruses. The vaccine only generates antibodies for greater immunity.

The city launched post-registration clinical trials on 7 September. These tests make it possible to obtain a permanent registration certificate and to expand the range of potential recipients, including those over the age of 60. People can apply for the 180-day project on the website.

Today, we are using medication and introducing lockdown measures. The vaccine, due to appear later on, will immunise many people. COVID-19 patients acquire this natural immunity after recovering. And, of course, this also spells great risks for the population because far from all patients have any symptoms. Many people experience complications, they are put in hospital in intensive care wards. I hope that all these symptoms will be seriously mitigated, all the more so as a number of vaccines are currently being developed,” Mr Sobyanin added.

The city is trying hard to prevent the disease from spreading. Local companies have instructed at least 30 percent of their employees to work from home, and sixth-11th grade school pupils are also studying remotely for the time being.

Moreover, people over the age of 65 and those with chronic diseases should not go out but stay at home. City residents can obtain help from the social services. They can order food and medicine and obtain psychological counseling by calling +7 (495) 870 4509. IMPORTANT: Face masks and gloves should be worn at all times in public places and people should observe social distancing.

Go to the special project and learn more about COVID-19 prevention and treatment methods.



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