Residents of the Moscow region can sign up for vaccination against coronavirus infection from Monday, said Svetlana Strigunkova, Minister of Health of the Moscow Region.
"From Monday, today, an electronic vaccination room schedule will be opened for residents who wish to come and be vaccinated against COVID-19," Strigunkova told TASS during a meeting with the leadership of the regional government and heads of municipalities.
In early December, it was announced the start of a large-scale vaccination of Russians against COVID-19. About half of the regions of Russia have already received consignments of the Sputnik V vaccine, deliveries to the rest will begin after December 10. More than 100 thousand people in Russia have already received the vaccine outside of clinical trials, more than two million will receive it in December. First of all, the vaccine is offered to be given to education and health workers, as well as social services. According to the manufacturer's data, the effectiveness of the Sputnik V vaccine exceeds 91%.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Sberbank head German Gref, and LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky have already been vaccinated with the domestic vaccine against the new coronavirus infection.
Among the recommended restrictions for those vaccinated is the refusal to drink alcohol within three days after vaccination with each dose of the vaccine, but there is no talk of a complete cessation of alcohol during the formation of immunity to the virus, said the head of the Sputnik V vaccine, the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gamaleya of the Ministry of Health Alexander Gintsburg. Excessive alcohol consumption during the vaccination period can significantly reduce immunity, and therefore, reduce the effectiveness of vaccination or even make it pointless. Moreover, this is true not only for Sputnik V, but also for any other vaccine.
The VZGLYAD newspaper told in detail how to prepare for vaccination, and the psychologist named ways to get rid of the fear of this procedure.