OREANDA-NEWS Russian President Vladimir Putin urged nearly 70 million Russians to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

Vladimir Putin notes that thanks to the influenza vaccination campaign, 68 million Russians have been vaccinated. The same indicators, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, should be for vaccinations against coronavirus.
The head of state noted that the production of vaccines is ahead of schedule.

Mass vaccination of citizens of the Russian Federation began on January 18, 2021. Residents of the Russian Federation are vaccinated with drug Sputnik V. This is the world's first officially registered vaccine.

On December 5, 2020 in Russia, doctors began to vaccinate with a vaccine against COVID-19, but at that moment the vaccination was not widespread. First of all, the vaccine was required for people who are at risk of COVID-19 disease, such as teachers and medical workers. Citizens who have already received the coronavirus vaccine are still required to wear masks.