TASS, February 26. Vaccination of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North (SIPN) against coronavirus infection began in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. This was reported by the press service of the regional government on Friday.
"Vaccination points have been deployed for tundra residents near the Salekhard-Nadym road. Thus, nomadic Yamal residents can get vaccinated against coronavirus infection without leaving far from the parking lot. The first route runs along the Salekhard-Nadym road," the message says. …
Reindeer breeders were notified in advance of the possibility of being vaccinated against coronavirus infection. On the first day, more than 100 people visited the vaccination center.
"It is important to provide the nomadic Yamal residents with the opportunity to protect themselves and their families from coronavirus, without leaving the chum for a long time, without leaving the reindeer unattended. Not everyone can choose the time to get to the vaccination center in the city or village. Therefore, we decided to send a medical team to meet the reindeer herders.", - quotes the press service of the words of the director of the health department of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Sergey Novikov.
Before being vaccinated, Yamal residents are examined by a general practitioner. If symptoms of ARVI are detected, the patient is given a free set of drugs and is offered to postpone vaccination until he recovers.
"Residents of the tundra have an increased risk of developing bronchopulmonary diseases. In addition, weather conditions often become an insurmountable obstacle for medical workers, not allowing them to quickly reach the reindeer breeders' camp. Therefore, vaccination for tundra residents is especially important," the message says.
In total, 36,997 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Of these, 34,898 people recovered, which is about 94.3% of the total number of those infected. 20,283 Yamal residents were vaccinated with the first component of the vaccine against covid, more than 10 thousand northerners completed vaccination in full.