Vaccinations for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have started in Russia over the weekend for doctors, teachers and social workers.
Vaccinations began in Moscow, according to Russia’s state-run news agency.
“Coronavirus vaccination began today at 70 city public health centers for those from major at-risk groups, who contact large numbers of people at work,” Russia’s news agency said. “Those include medical, educational and social workers.”
The Sputnik V vaccine is being introduced to these groups with certain restrictions outlined in Moscow’s website, where people ages 18-60 attached to a Moscow clinic can sign up for vaccination if they meet requirements.
Among the restrictions, the vaccine is not available for anyone pregnant or breastfeeding, anyone who has chronic diseases, anyone in a clinical trial, or anyone sick with acute respiratory viral infection two weeks before or during vaccination.
“We work from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week,” Moscow Hospital 68 chief doctor Dr. Natalya Nikolaevna Kuzenkova said in a television interview regarding the vaccination process.Russian scientists developed the country’s Covid-19 vaccine, which has not completed Phase 3 of human trials. SOVEREIGNPH