Mass vaccination of workers of the first risk group has started in Tatarstan on a referral from employers
A large-scale coronavirus vaccination campaign resumed in Tatarstan after the New Year holidays. On Monday, several Kazan polyclinics "gave" vaccinations against COVID-19 to federal and republican civil servants, who were sent by employers. True, since December Kazan medical institutions have had a small supply of unspent doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, so those who were in no hurry to get vaccinated were “released”. Meanwhile, as Realnoe Vremya found out, in Kazan, following Moscow, the shady business of selling fake certificates of vaccination against covid begins to flourish. Kazan lawyers warn that the use of fake certificates is fraught with a fine of at least 80 thousand rubles.
Civil servants are vaccinated
With the start of the new working week, large medical institutions in Kazan returned to vaccinating workers in the first risk group. These include doctors, teachers, social workers and government officials, as well as transport and trade representatives. In short, everyone who is in daily contact with an unlimited circle of people.
According to Realnoe Vremya, on New Year's Eve, medical clinics received lists of everyone who must be vaccinated against coronavirus. Based on this, a schedule was created for employees to receive free vaccinations from COVID-19 at the request of employers.
Of course, each of the workers must voluntarily consent to the vaccination. According to this scheme, according to Realnoe Vremya's sources, yesterday several Kazan polyclinics "gave" vaccinations against COVID-19 to federal and republican civil servants. According to sources, the Russian Sputnik V vaccine was used. However, doctors have no right to disclose other details of the first "vaccination" day this year: Kazan polyclinics are forbidden to independently comment on this work to the press. For this reason, the heads of two large polyclinics of Kazan at once refused to answer the questions of Realnoe Vremya: 8, which is authorized to carry out vaccinations in the Soviet region, and 11, which does it in Aviastroitelny.
The heads of two large polyclinics of Kazan at once refused to answer the questions of Realnoe Vremya: 8, which is authorized to carry out vaccinations in the Soviet region, and 11, which does it in Aviastroitelny. Photo: yandex.ru
6 thousand doses of vaccine to Tatarstan
As you know, a mass vaccination company started in Tatarstan in early December last year. According to Realnoe Vremya, at that time the republic received about 6 thousand doses of the Sputnik V antiviral vaccine, ahead of other Russian regions. They were distributed among all medical institutions.
Part of the doses were transferred for prophylactic vaccination of healthy workers in the first risk group. According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan, to date, more than 2,400 people have been vaccinated, of which about half are medical workers. More than 100 people received the second dose of the vaccine. Vaccinations are free of charge. It is carried out in the polyclinic at the place of residence by appointment.
Realnoe Vremya was able to speak in an exceptional manner about the progress of the vaccination campaign with Natalia Shaikhrazieva, head of the epidemiological department of the city hospital 7.
Almost 200 doses were spent in December
The clinic received the first batch of 195 doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine for this purpose in late November - early December, the doctor said.
“But on December 30, the vaccine ended, because there were a lot of applicants,” noted Natalya Shaikhrazieva.- Everyone really wants and is waiting for the resumption of vaccination. But if in the city polyclinic 10 (serves the Novo-Savinovsky district - editor's note) the doses remained, then we have nothing. The call-center simply does not have time to answer the calls of those who wish.
According to her, the clinic does not leave calls unattended, but forms a queue of those who wish. Now there are over 100 people on the waiting list, Shaikhrazieva said.
The head of the epidemiological department of Kazan City Clinical Hospital 7 admitted that the clinic is extremely economical in terms of spending the vaccine. One ampoule, as the doctor explained, contains a volume sufficient to inoculate 5 people at once. Therefore, a whole group is selected at once.
One ampoule contains a volume sufficient to inoculate 5 people at once. Therefore, a whole group is selected at once. Photo: sntat.ru
"Our pathologists were the first to be vaccinated"
In the first wave of December, priority was given to medical workers.
- For example, our pathologists were the first to come. Then the nurses of the surgical departments. Then the doctors and midwives of the maternity hospital entered. Those who are motivated, who have parents, children, and those who do not want to get sick, go to get vaccinated themselves,”she called the first participants in the vaccination.
Now the medical institution has compiled a large list of those wishing to be vaccinated from the republican bodies - the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Youth, the Ministry of Sports. "These lists are in a separate pile, everyone wants to be vaccinated," Shaikhrazieva said. If not for the deficit, they would have been vaccinated long ago, she said.
“They come with pleasure: they donated antibodies on the spot, examined by a therapist and injected with vaccine,” says the head of the department. But there were no applications from large enterprises in this clinic: "not many vaccines were given."
Antibodies have not been tested since January
According to Shaikhrazieva, in December, the clinic received rapid tests for antibodies to covid, so tests for the presence of immunoglobulin M or G were carried out before vaccination. In the arsenal of the clinic there were about 500 pieces of express tests. They show the result within 10 minutes.
However, the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan corrected the previous evening, saying that the requirement for mandatory testing for antibodies before vaccination this year has been canceled. This was probably done for the sake of economy. The cost of preliminary testing is not named, but, according to the ibolid.ru medical portal, the analysis costs about 3 thousand rubles per patient.
The head of the epidemiological department of Kazan City Clinical Hospital 7 admitted that no antibodies were found in the first group of 60 vaccinated, although many claimed that they had been ill, but testing did not confirm this.
“Apparently, they had been ill in a mild form with a small amount of antibodies produced, or they ran out by the time of vaccination,” she explained, adding that subjective feelings can be deceiving. Nevertheless, at first testing was mandatory both for those "who said that they were definitely not sick" and for those who said that "it seemed that there was something or lost the smell."
Natalya Shaikhrazieva was delighted that recently the Ministry of Health allowed the use of the Sputnik V vaccine for citizens over 60 years old:
- If before it was written before the age of 60 and everyone was afraid, now pensioners are very willing to go. They even walk more actively than everyone else. Many of them are mobile: they constantly have to travel to pick up their grandchildren and for other personal matters.
When vaccinations will resume at this clinic remains unknown. Orders for the receipt of the next batch of vaccine have not yet been received.
Of the first group of 60 vaccinated, none of them was found to have antibodies, although many claimed that they had been ill, but testing did not confirm this. Photo: sntat.ru
Buy a COVID-19 vaccination certificate? Easily
The shortage of the vaccine played into the hands of those who doubt its effectiveness and do not want to be vaccinated, but a certificate is required at the place of work. So the demand for fake vaccination certificates against covid increased. Moreover, it can be easily purchased in Kazan.It is enough to ask for "buy a certificate" in the search engine, and many addresses of companies issuing such "documents" are opened. Of course, on the sites there is no direct indication of the sale of certificates on vaccinations against COVID-19, but with a detailed conversation, you can agree. So, the correspondent of Realnoe Vremya, who called under the guise of an interested client, was offered to buy a "linden" for 1.5 thousand rubles.
“We are just helping those who have not been vaccinated, but need a certificate,” the young man explained over the phone.
This practice has been in place in Moscow for a long time. Back in December, the All-Russian Popular Front monitored the provision of services for the production of certificates confirming the absence of coronavirus infection without testing. As it turned out, in a quarter of the regions, you can easily purchase such a certificate on the day of application for a small fee. Basically, certificates are popular with people who need to travel abroad, find a job, go to work after self-isolation, and apply to a clinic for inpatient treatment. Now they are being replaced by vaccination certificates.
The All-Russian Popular Front monitored the provision of services for the production of certificates confirming the absence of coronavirus infection without testing. As it turned out, in a quarter of the regions, you can easily purchase such a certificate on the day of application for a small fee. Photo: vesti.ru
A coronavirus vaccination certificate may become mandatory for travel outside Russia. This is not ruled out by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. According to Advisor to the Minister of Health Sergei Glagolev, in the coming years, the coronavirus vaccination is likely to be an addition to the passport and visa for international travel.
Some Kazan residents are hoping to get a fake certificate in their clinic, having agreed with a nurse.
However, Marat Khamidullin, deputy chief physician for polyclinic work at polyclinic 11, rejected this option: "This is a pointless conversation."
Better to give up vaccinations than to buy linden
Kazan lawyers are ambiguous about the consequences, but warn that the use of fake certificates carries the risk of running into at least a fine of 80 thousand rubles.
- Only legal entities bear administrative responsibility for forging documents. For a citizen immediately comes criminal liability under Article 327 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, - lawyer Rustam Gubaidullin explained to Realnoe Vremya, - It regulates two structures: part 3 (acquisition and use of forged documents) and part 5 (only use). But there is a difficulty in applying this article of the Criminal Code. If you fake a certificate of disability, you can get an increased pension. And what does a fake vaccination certificate give? What can you get from providing it? Nothing yet. Therefore, its use can be interpreted under Part 5 of Art. 327 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. And this is a minimum fine of 80 thousand rubles or imprisonment for a period of one year.
“I have not yet met the practice of bringing to justice for forgery of certificates,” says Denis Khairullin, an employee of the law firm ANP Zenit. - It is necessary to take into account the social significance of the issue. Forgery of covenant certificates carries a potential threat to life and health.
If it is revealed that a positively infected person used a fake certificate, especially if it was associated with aggravating circumstances, for example, contributed to an infection that led to death, then this situation can lead to more serious punishment, a criminal case may be initiated, experts warn.
At the same time, responsibility will be imputed not only under Art. 327 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for forging a certificate, but also under clauses 2, 3 of Art. 236 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for violation of sanitary and epidemiological rules providing for imprisonment from 3 to 7 years.
Lawyers agree that it might be better to give up the vaccine than to buy linden.