Russian President Putin announced that about 4 million people in the country were vaccinated against COVID-19.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made statements about the vaccination process against COVID-19 in the country at a meeting with the volunteers of an aid organization.
Giving the information that about 4 million people in Russia had the COVID-19 vaccine, Putin said, “More than 2 million people had two doses of vaccine. That is a little less, but about 2 million people got the first dose,” he said.
“Vaccination did not start in 9 regions”
Pointing out that there are some problems in the vaccination process in the country, Putin said, “There are problems with the organization of logistics, distribution and vaccination points. As far as I know, vaccination has not even started in 9 regions of the country.”
Emphasizing that the cases have decreased in Russia, but the danger has not been overcome, Putin drew attention to the need to combine initiatives to combat COVID-19 in the international arena.
The number of cases approached 4 million 300 thousand
According to the statement made by the Russian Coronavirus Infection Control and Prevention Center, the number of cases increased by 11,385 in the last 24 hours to 4 million 290 thousand 135, and the number of deaths increased by 475 to 87 thousand 823.
With 16 thousand 123 people recovering in the last 24 hours, the number of people who recovered reached 3 million 869 thousand 857.
COVID-19 and vaccination process in Russia
The first COVID-19 case in Russia was detected on January 31, 2020, and the first death due to the virus was recorded on March 19, 2020.
In the country, with the detection of the virus in 29 thousand 935 people on December 24, 2020, the “highest” daily number of cases was recorded, with the death of 635 people, the “highest number of daily casualties”.
In Russia, on the orders of President Vladimir Putin, the mass vaccination process started on January 18 with the “Sputnik V” (GamKovidVak) vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
Those with allergic diseases cannot get vaccinated
While all citizens over the age of 18 can participate in the vaccination process free of charge; Those with chronic, allergic, and respiratory diseases and pregnant and breastfeeding women cannot get vaccinated.
In the process consisting of two stages, a single dose of the vaccine is injected in the first stage and the second dose in 21 days.