MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The incidence of COVID-19 among the military personnel of the Central Military District, stationed in Siberia, decreased by a third, compared with the previous year, after vaccination and revaccination.
“To date, more than 95% of the military personnel in the area of responsibility of 425 military hospitals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation have been vaccinated with the first and second components of the Sputnik V vaccine. An exception is made by military personnel who have recently had an illness or have medical contraindications. The revaccination is underway; to date, over 40% of the personnel have been revaccinated. Vaccination has reduced the incidence of coronavirus infection among military personnel by a third, compared to the previous year. The recovery time for the vaccinated also decreased, ”said the deputy head of the 425th military hospital, lieutenant colonel of the medical service Andrei Sokolov.
Also, revaccination continues among civilian personnel of formations and military units.
Military personnel who are fully vaccinated before January 1, 2021, as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19, but have low antibody levels, are allowed to revaccination.
Before the procedure, a mandatory medical examination and testing for the presence of antibodies to COVID-19 is carried out.
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