Putin reveals his vaccination plan: he postpones covid vaccinations due to flu and pneumococcus shots

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he did not supply himself with the Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus infection, since he has a vaccination plan, and it is impossible to do several vaccines at the same time. He stated this on February 10 at a meeting with the heads of Russian media outlets, Kommersant reports.

According to Putin, his vaccination plan includes flu and pneumococcal vaccinations, so he needs to consult with doctors when is the best time to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The President admitted that he will be vaccinated against coronavirus in late summer – early autumn, when he will have to travel a lot.

Until that time, the two-week quarantine regime for everyone who wants to meet with him will thus continue. How it was observed at this meeting. The editors-in-chief were asked, among other things, to come with the coronavirus test results to this meeting. They brought. Do you think anyone asked at least one of this help? Correctly. And because trust is what is valuable between people. Not that that’s all.KOMMERSANT

On December 17, 2020, Vladimir Putin said at a large press conference that he had not been vaccinated against coronavirus due to age restrictions – at that time, the vaccine could only be given to people aged 18 to 60, and Putin was 68 years old. A week and a half after the conference, the Ministry of Health allowed people over 60 years of age do the Sputnik V vaccine.

According to the results of the Levada Center poll , presented in December, more than half of the Russians surveyed (58%) are not ready to receive a vaccine against coronavirus. 38% of respondents agree to be vaccinated. Among those who are not ready to get vaccinated, 30% decided to wait until the vaccine trials were completed, 29% feared side effects, and 10% generally opposed any vaccination.

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the results of the survey, said that he did not see any connection between Russians’ trust in the vaccine and the fact that Vladimir Putin had not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

(C)MEDUZA 2021


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