SIMFEROPOL, December 8. / TASS /. The first batch of 500 doses of Sputnik V vaccine has arrived in Crimea, and vaccination will begin on December 12, Health Minister Alexander Ostapenko said on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
"Currently, the received vaccine is stored at the warehouse of the State Unitary Enterprise of the Republic of Kazakhstan" Crimea-Pharmacy ". It is planned that the first stage of immunization will begin on December 12, after the completion of all the necessary preparatory work. working in infectious diseases hospitals, where patients with a new coronavirus infection are being treated, "Ostapenko wrote.
He clarified that only those health workers who made a voluntary decision to be vaccinated and reported it to the management of their medical institution will be vaccinated. "A prerequisite for vaccination is the absence of contraindications," the minister added.
Mass vaccination against coronavirus with the Sputnik V vaccine will begin in Crimea no earlier than January 2021, the head of the republic Sergei Aksenov said earlier. It is planned, first of all, to vaccinate doctors, Rospotrebnadzor employees, teachers and technical services working with people infected with coronavirus.
Over the past day, 274 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in Crimea, including 30 asymptomatic cases. The laboratories examined 947 people. Over the entire period of the pandemic, 17 383 cases were detected, 13 185 people recovered, 339 patients died.