Russia: a new anti-record of deaths per day and the start of revaccination

A new maximum of coronavirus deaths since the beginning of the pandemic was recorded today in Russia – 672 people died in 24 hours, 669 yesterday. The number of new cases per day was 23,543, which is also an anti-record since January 17.

The daily figures in the Russian capital are not encouraging either: 7597 infections, 108 deaths (117 yesterday). The total number of deaths in Russia increased to 135,886 people, the mortality rate was 2.45%.

Today, July 1, a revaccination against COVID-19 began in Moscow, from July 5 it will be possible to sign up for it at any city clinic, according to the mayor of the capital Sergei Sobyanin. Vaccination can be done with any registered vaccine in the Healthy Moscow pavilion, there are eight of them in the capital. The mayor addressed the Muscovites:

“Please do not neglect the opportunity to gain additional protection from the virus. This is extremely important in the face of the spread of the more aggressive Delta strain, which makes the disease much more severe in many people. I myself have already been vaccinated a second time.”

Today, there are Sputnik V preparations (2 components) and a new single-dose Sputnik Light for vaccination. Experts say that the choice of vaccine does not depend on what drug was used for the first vaccination.

Sobyanin explained that under normal conditions revaccination will be needed once a year. However, taking into account the current situation, doctors propose to make a repeated vaccination course six months later – after the first vaccination or a previous illness. Sobyanin says:

“But today, given the tense epidemiological situation, doctors are recommending a booster shot in six months.”

Meanwhile, mass vaccination against coronavirus continues in the Russian capital. Anyone over 18 years of age can get a free vaccination by appointment – for this there are 119 points on the basis of city polyclinics. It is possible to get vaccinated without an appointment – in seven offices of “My Documents” or in the pavilions “Healthy Moscow”. There are also special mobile teams that are located in popular public places.

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