MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The Northern Fleet has received another batch of a two-component vaccine against the new coronavirus infection “Gam-COVID-Vac” (“Sputnik-V”) of Russian production. By the end of the year, about three thousand servicemen and civilian personnel of the Northern Fleet will be vaccinated with it. To this end, the commander of the Northern Fleet, Admiral Alexander Moiseev, approved a vaccination schedule for personnel, according to which from 400 to 700 people will be vaccinated daily in medical institutions of the fleet garrisons and in individual military units. Seven vaccination teams have been allocated to vaccinate the North Sea residents.
Today, the first component of the vaccine will be vaccinated by sailors of the crews of the SBS Altai and SB-406 rescue vessels, the Akademik Pashin and Dubna sea tankers, ships and units of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces, and civilian medical personnel of the Northern Fleet hospital complex, as well as 80 marines …
In total, this week, according to the plan, the crews of the large anti-submarine ships Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov, units of the 45th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense, including pilots of a separate mixed air regiment, the command and servicemen of the submarine forces and the White Sea naval base should be vaccinated Of the Northern Fleet, as well as the personnel of the Murmansk Nakhimov Naval School.
On December 24, vaccination of the second component of the Sputnik-V vaccine will begin for the crews of the frigate Admiral of the Kasatonov Fleet, as well as for support ships and strategic nuclear submarines, which are to carry out long-range missions. Injections will be received by military and civilian doctors who are on the front line of the fight against coronavirus infection, the command of the military command of the Northern Fleet and military personnel on alert.
During vaccination, there were no cases of complications or intolerance to the vaccine. Some patients experienced short-term malaise and fever.
Before the injection, military personnel are introduced to the rules of behavior during vaccination, which strictly prohibit the use of alcohol, intense sports and strenuous physical activity, as well as the impact of extremely high and low temperatures on the body for 5 days after vaccination.
The second component of the vaccine is administered exactly three weeks later. Each vaccinated soldier is obliged to arrive at the appointed time for re-vaccination.
The vaccine “Gam-COVID-Vak” is transported and stored frozen at a temperature not exceeding minus 18 degrees Celsius. It is thawed before administration to patients. Each ampoule contains enough substance to vaccinate five people. In the main base of the Northern Fleet, Severomorsk, the vaccine is stored at the blood transfusion station of the Naval Clinical Hospital in a special refrigerator.
The first batch of 800 doses of antiviral vaccine was delivered from Moscow to Severomorsk on December 1.
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