Peskov Says There is No Compulsory Vaccination in Russia


There is no compulsory vaccination de jure and de facto in Russia, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, TASS reports.

“Currently there is no compulsory vaccination for Russian citizens. Regions are introducing conditions [compulsory vaccination] for work in some industries. But this is not compulsory vaccination for all citizens. This is the de facto and de jure situation,” he said.

When asked whether the Kremlin expects all regions of the Russian Federation to introduce compulsory vaccinations, Peskov replied: “No, these are separate decisions of individual heads of regions that are made within the framework of special powers.”

“These are not decisions on compulsory vaccination, these are decisions on compulsory vaccinations in a number of sectors of the economy,” the presidential press secretary emphasized once again.