OREANDA-NEWS. Almost half of Russians supported the mandatory vaccination of the population against coronavirus, RBC said, citing a study by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion.

The survey involved 1.6 thousand adult residents of the country. The results showed that 49 percent of respondents approved of the authorities' decision to oblige workers in certain sectors to be vaccinated. Sixteen percent remained indifferent to the issue, 30 percent reacted rather negatively.

In cities with a population of up to 100 thousand people, the idea was supported by 54 percent of respondents, and in large cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, it was more often assessed negatively than in other cities. 30 percent of citizens opposed compulsory vaccination in them.

52 percent of Russians agree that mandatory vaccination of service workers will help improve the situation with COVID-19 in Moscow and the region, while 34 percent of respondents hold the opposite opinion, and another 14 percent could not answer unequivocally. Twenty-two percent of respondents, most often young people aged 18 to 34, were not aware of such a decision by the authorities.

Vaccination against coronavirus takes place in all Russian regions. Due to the difficult epidemiological situation, some subjects last week tightened antikidny measures and introduced compulsory immunization for employees of certain areas. The authorities want to first vaccinate 60-70 percent of the population by the end of the summer. Also, revaccination protocols are already being developed.