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Those who are in daily contact with a large number of people will be able to sign up.

Opened in Moscow since December 4 electronic entryfor a vaccine against coronavirus. At the moment, those who are in daily contact with a large number of people on a daily basis will be able to be vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine: employees of medical and educational institutions, city social services. They can sign up for a vaccination at one of the vaccination points at the city’s adult polyclinics. A total of 70 such points have been opened.

“First of all, on behalf of the President of Russia and the Mayor of Moscow, we vaccinate the main risk groups. These are those who have to communicate more often with a large number of people on duty. These are employees of city, federal and private medical organizations, employees of educational institutions and employees of city social services. Please note that not only doctors and teachers will be able to get vaccinated. The hospital attendant, school staff, social workers work in teams where there are many contacts with residents. And they have no less risk of getting infected. Starting today, they can independently sign up for one of 70 points for free vaccination against coronavirus, ”she commented

Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development.

The main risk groups were expanded in accordance with the temporary methodological recommendations of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation “Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) – version 9” (dated October 26, 2020), which determine the categories of people subject to priority vaccination against COVID-19.

As the vaccine arrives at facilities, the list of categories for vaccination enrollment will be expanded. In the future, it will become available to all residents of the capital.

The entry is open two weeks in advance. Vaccination rooms will be open daily from 08:00 to 20:00. When vaccinated, townspeople need to have a passport, a compulsory medical insurance policy and any document confirming employment in the relevant industry or organization, for example, a certificate from work. The city reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information provided.

Employees of health and educational institutions, as well as city social services aged 18 to 60 years old with attachment to the city clinic can get vaccinated against coronavirus. People over 60 years old, as well as pregnant and lactating women, will not be able to get vaccinated. Vaccinated persons should not have some chronic diseases and be sick with ARVI at the time and two weeks before vaccination. At least 30 days must have passed since the last vaccination, such as against the flu.

A convenient electronic registration for vaccination is organized especially for the townspeople. You can do this on the portal. To do this, go to the service in the service catalog “Appointment to a doctor”, where in the list of specialties you need to select “Vaccination against COVID-19”. More information on vaccination is also posted on the portal.

The “Sputnik V” drug consists of two components, so the vaccination is carried out twice – this gives a reliable immune response. First, the volunteers will receive the first component of the vaccine, and 21 days later, the second. You only need to make an appointment for the first vaccination – the doctor will register the patient for the second on the day of the first vaccination. So that residents do not forget about the re-vaccination, an SMS will come a day before it with a reminder (date, time and clinic where you need to come).

Vaccination takes at least an hour. A doctor’s examination before vaccination will take about 10 minutes, preparation of the drug will take about 15 minutes more – the vaccine is stored frozen (five doses in one ampoule) and thawed for five patients at once, when they have already been examined. Post-vaccination observation and post-vaccination examination will last 30 minutes. The patient will receive a certificate with marks of two vaccinations, confirming the fact of being vaccinated against coronavirus.

The drug was obtained by a biotechnological method based on the most modern technological platform created by Russian scientists. It is safe because it does not contain the coronavirus. The basis of the vaccine is special structures (carrier vectors) created in the laboratory that contain only a part of the virus gene. In response to a meeting with them, the immune system produces protective antibodies.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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