Mass vaccination has begun in the Kaliningrad region. The clinics received the first visitors who wished to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Galina Petrovna Kotova is preparing to join the ranks of Kaliningraders who have already been vaccinated. First, she needs to measure the pressure and oxygen level in the blood, and take a survey for possible contraindications. Doctors check each patient carefully. Any detail of the medical history of the visitor is important. There are now a lot of people who want to be vaccinated against COVID in medical institutions. These are mainly retirees. “Yesterday 150 people were vaccinated, just 280 people in three days. Mobile teams went to the nursing home and the boarding school for two days in a row,”says nurse Valentina Efimova. The vaccine is stored in a freezer at minus 18 degrees. Half an hour before the injection, the ampoules are thawed at room temperature. 30 minutes after the injection. After 30 minutes, doctors check the reaction to the drug. “The procedure itself went very well, it didn't hurt, it was very pleasant. I wanted to be vaccinated since August. I went and asked when we would have vaccinations. Finally, I waited. We talk to people all the time, we go shopping. But what about? It is imperative to get vaccinated,”Galina Kotova shares her impressions. To date, 10 vaccination points have been deployed in the region, of which 4 are located in Kaliningrad. These are the 3rd and 4th city hospitals, the Central City Clinical Hospital and the Russian Railways Hospital. Another 6 points are located in Mamonovo, Gusev, Sovetsk, Ozersk, Neman and Polessk. “To date, about 3,600 doses of vaccine have been delivered to the region, almost 3,000 doses have been spent. We expect a new shipment next week and vaccinations will continue in full. The vaccine delivered to the region is "Sputnik - V", - explained the head of the health department Oksana Kokoulina. We remind you that pregnant and lactating women, persons under 18 years of age, as well as people with respiratory diseases, exacerbations of chronic diseases and allergy sufferers cannot be vaccinated.