The list of categories to enroll for the COVID-19 vaccine will expand as the vaccine becomes available. This was reported to the Moscow City News Agency by the chairman of the Moscow City Duma Commission on Health and Public Health Larisa Kartavtseva.
“On Saturday, December 5, vaccination against coronavirus infection began in the capital: the first vaccination is given to employees of medical and educational institutions and employees of city social services. First of all, it is necessary to protect those whose work involves constant interaction with people. As the vaccine arrives, the list of categories for registering for vaccination will expand, vaccination will become available to all residents of the capital,”said Kartavtseva.
According to her, vaccination against coronavirus is the most effective way to stop the pandemic, the path to the formation of herd immunity from COVID.
“Registration on the official city portal mos.ru is open two weeks in advance. In the near future, only employees of medical and educational institutions, as well as social workers are invited for vaccinations. When going for vaccination, do not forget to take your passport, compulsory medical insurance policy and a document that confirms the fact of work in the relevant industry,”explained Larisa Kartavtseva. The MP recalled that vaccination is voluntary and free. Vaccination stations have already been deployed on the basis of 70 city adult polyclinics. They work daily from 8:00 to 20:00. Muscovites attached to city polyclinics will be able to get vaccinated. “There are certain restrictions: Muscovites from 18 to 60 years old who do not suffer from chronic diseases (liver and kidney diseases, severe disorders of the endocrine system (diabetes mellitus), severe diseases of the hematopoietic system, epilepsy, stroke and other diseases of the central nervous system) are allowed to get vaccinated. diseases of the cardiovascular system (heart attack, myocarditis, endocarditis, pericarditis, ischemic heart disease), primary and secondary immunodeficiency, autoimmune diseases, lung diseases, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus, allergic reactions, atopy, eczema)”, - said Kartavtseva. The parliamentarian emphasized that also among the contraindications are pregnancy and breastfeeding, ARVI disease (at the time of vaccination or within 14 days before), receiving any other vaccination, for example, against influenza within 30 days before vaccination against coronavirus. “The vaccination will take about an hour. After the doctor's examination, the preparation is prepared and the vaccine is administered, after which, for half an hour, specialists observe the body's reaction. Therefore, I ask those who signed up for vaccinations to plan their schedule,”added Kartavtseva. Vaccination against coronavirus, as the deputy explained, takes place in two stages, since the drug consists of two components. For all those vaccinated with the first component, it is important not to miss the date for the introduction of the second.
“In Moscow, everything has been done for the convenience of patients: you only need to sign up for the first vaccination, and for the second you will be automatically recorded and sent an SMS with a reminder of the date and time,” Kartavtseva added. She recalled that the first coronavirus vaccine was created by scientists from the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. In the future, it is planned to vaccinate 6-7 million people in Moscow.