Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov calls for mass vaccination of the region’s population against COVID-19 starting January 18.
The Vologda Region is to move from large-scale to mass vaccination of the entire population against the coronavirus, said Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov during a meeting with members of the local government on Monday, January 18. The members of the local headquarters for combating the coronavirus reported on the current epidemiologic situation in the region and preparations for the next major phase of public vaccinations.
The region began its vaccination campaign in December 2020, making its first vaccine against the coronavirus available to high-risk groups (namely, teachers, doctors, and social workers). In early January, the local government reported that 870 residents of the region had been immunized against COVID-19. During today’s meeting, the Governor asked to start mass vaccination of the entire population.
Vologda Region Governor Mr. Kuvshinnikov said that mass vaccination against COVID-19 will begin as of January 18. According to him, the region received more than 3,800 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, and more than 54,000 doses are expected to be delivered by the end of February.
Mr. Kuvshinnikov said that almost 60% of the region's hospital beds for coronavirus patients are currently occupied. The Vologda Region confirmed 310 Covid-19 cases on January 18, bringing its official number of cases to 28998.