In the branch of the military clinical hospital of the Western Military District in St. Petersburg, they began to vaccinate pilots and air defense officers against COVID-19. The Ministry of Defense noted that the first batch of Gam-Covid-Vak vaccine was delivered to the clinic by air.
The ministry said that the first to be vaccinated will be air defense fighters on alert at facilities located in western Russia.
According to the Ministry of Defense, several thousand servicemen will be vaccinated in total. In Transbaikalia, vaccination of servicemen of the Eastern Military District against coronavirus began on December 7. The doctors received the drug "Sputnik V" from the Ministry of Defense. The first component of the drug was administered to dozens of military personnel, including military doctors and officers on alert.
In the Central Military District, the initial stage of vaccination against coronavirus infection ended on December 10. A thousand servicemen took part in it on a voluntary basis.