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In Russia, vaccination against coronavirus is voluntary

Vaccination against coronavirus in Russia will be voluntary, said the Minister of health of Michael Murashko, the TV channel "Russia 1".

"We see that the interest of the population is very high," he said.

According to Murashko, vaccination will be phased. The first drug given to those who are often faced with an infection, e.g. health workers.

The Minister stressed that the epidemiological situation in different regions. In total, the country in intensive care units are 3100 people. While in Moscow, for example, the incidence of COVID-19 is on the decline, the city formed the population immunity. Before mayor Sergei Sobyanin noted that vaccination in the capital will be free.

Also Murashko said that now in Russia is done to test one of the vaccines.

Monday was successfully completed clinical trials of the drug developed by the defence Ministry jointly with the National research centre of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei. After processing the results it will send for state registration. The permission to conduct clinical trials of the vaccine have already received the center "Vector".

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.