MOSCOW, April 8 – RIA Novosti. For vaccination against coronavirus, Russians need to present a passport and a policy of compulsory medical insurance, Alexei Kuznetsov, Assistant to the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, in the operational headquarters to combat the spread of coronavirus, journalists were told that the Russian Federation does not yet plan to oblige employers to vaccinate migrants against COVID, since now only citizens of the country are vaccinated against coronavirus in Russia.
The priority of Russians in matters of vaccination was confirmed by the Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Oleg Gridnev. At the same time, he noted that compatriots living abroad can come to Russia for vaccination. The main thing is that they have Russian citizenship.
In August 2020, the Ministry of Health of Russia registered the world's first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Electrochemistry. It was named “Sputnik V”. Also in Russia, two more vaccines against COVID-19 have been created – this is a vaccine from the Vector Center of the Rospotrebnadzor EpiVacCorona and the KoviVak vaccine developed by the Chumakov Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.