Russian Health Minister Urges 60% of Adult Population Must Be Vaccinated by Fall


By the fall, 60 percent of Russia’s adult population would be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.

Murashko points out that in order to achieve this aim, vaccines must be available, and vaccination centers’ hours of operation must be convenient for the general public. He went on to say that constructive reinforcement should be used to promote vaccination and that the public should be well-informed of the vaccinations that are available. Attempts at disinformation must be avoided at all costs.

The minister added that medical professionals must set an example of how to treat others’ and their own health responsibly.

On January 18, Russia began mass vaccination of adults above the age of 18. Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona, and CoviVac are three approved Russian-made vaccines that Russians can select from.