In the Smolensk region, they decided to introduce compulsory vaccination against coronavirus for students, citizens over 60 years old, as well as residents over 18 who have chronic diseases. The corresponding decree, signed by the chief sanitary doctor of the region, was published on Wednesday, December 8, on the website of the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor.
These groups of citizens must be vaccinated with the first component by January 10, 2022, and the second by January 31.
The prescription does not apply to persons with contraindications to vaccination, as well as citizens who have had coronavirus after May 31, 2021 and have medical documents confirming this fact, writes Life.Ru.
On November 11, residents of the Smolensk region were banned from visiting catering establishments without a coronavirus vaccination certificate, a medical treatment, a certificate of a past illness or a PCR test, RT reports.
On December 6, in the Ryazan region, mandatory vaccination against coronavirus was introduced for a number of people, including for citizens over 60 years old, writes REGNUM. On December 3, the Komi Republic announced compulsory coronavirus vaccination for citizens aged 60 and over.
A day earlier, restrictions on coronavirus were increased in the Omsk region. Now the requirement for compulsory vaccination applies to persons over 60 years of age.
On December 1, compulsory vaccination against coronavirus infection was introduced among students and people over 60 years old in the Lipetsk region.
In a number of regions of the Russian Federation, similar decisions were previously made, among such subjects are the Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov, Tambov and Kaliningrad regions, as well as the Khabarovsk Territory.
On November 30, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin was not considering the possibility of introducing a fine for refusing to vaccinate.
Russian authorities are urging residents to get vaccinated to protect their health and take care of their loved ones. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.