OREANDA-NEWS. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Armed Forces have started mass vaccination among servicemen against coronavirus infection.

According to Interfax, the head of the military department personally announced that, in accordance with the instructions of Putin, vaccination of armed forces against a new coronavirus infection started successfully.

Shoigu said that a total of more than 400 thousand military personnel are planned to be vaccinated against coronavirus. According to him, to date, more than 2.5 thousand soldiers have already received the vaccine, and by the end of the year about 80 thousand Russian soldiers will be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Also today, November 27, it became known when the mass vaccinations of Russians with the drug "Epivakkorona", developed by the "Vector" center, could begin. Part of the vaccination doses will go into civilian circulation on December 10, but the mass vaccination with this drug will begin only next year.

According to Alexander Ryzhikov, head of the department of zoonotic infections and influenza of the Federal Budgetary Institution of Science "State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology" Vector ", in 2021 a vaccine against coronavirus will appear in almost all regions of the Russian Federation and confirmed that mass vaccination will begin in 2021.

In the meantime, the mayor of Moscow said that the capital is ready for a massive free vaccination against coronavirus. Sergei Sobyanin added that about 300 vaccination points have been prepared in Moscow, equipped with all the necessary equipment and personnel. An information electronic system for registering citizens for vaccination has been created. All this is ready. Vaccination will begin as soon as the required amount of the drug is delivered to the points. Enterprises have already started producing large batches of vaccine.