Mass vaccination against coronavirus infection is one of the most ambitious areas of healthcare work in 2021, for which the city will allocate more than 10 billion rubles, and the allocated funds should be enough to get a vaccine for every Muscovite. This was reported to the Moscow City News Agency by the chief physician of the Vinogradov Clinical Hospital and the Moscow City Duma deputy Olga Sharapova.
“The city is ready to provide total vaccination for Muscovites. 10 billion rubles are planned for these purposes. I hope that in the near future the vaccine will arrive at our medical institutions, and everyone will be able to get vaccinated. I ask you to take it extremely responsibly: this is our chance to protect not only our own health, but also the health of our loved ones,”Sharapova said.
The deputy stressed that first of all, it will be necessary to think about vaccination for those whose work is related to interaction with people: doctors, teachers, social workers and so on. “This is a risk group, vaccination cannot be postponed here,” the deputy noted.
A massive vaccination campaign could begin when suppliers provide Moscow with sufficient vaccine. This is expected to happen in the near future.
The deputy also said that she herself was vaccinated with the domestic vaccine at the very beginning of the research and now she feels well - therefore she calls on as many Muscovites as possible to follow her example.
“I got vaccinated. In my opinion, it is very important to show that the new vaccine is effective, that it can and should be used. This is my duty both as a doctor and as a Muscovite. Someone had to be the first. The vaccination process is perfectly organized: specialists monitor the health of volunteers for six months using a mobile application, give consultations by phone and using telemedicine. All information will be uploaded to an electronic medical record. We must understand that vaccination is the most affordable way for us to stop the pandemic. The more a person gets vaccinated, the better the collective protection will be,”she added.
The parliamentarian stressed that the vaccine preparation does not contain the coronavirus itself, which means that a vaccinated person cannot become infected himself or infect others. “The principle of action is the same as that of vaccinations against other diseases. Those who receive the vaccine develop antibodies that protect the body from infection with the coronavirus,”Sharapova concluded.