In Russia, collective immunity to coronavirus can reach the required level in three months, subject to an increase in the rate of vaccination four to five times, the director of the Center. Gamalei Alexander Gunzburg.
“The volume of vaccinations per day should be increased four to five times, then we will reach the required immunization coverage threshold within three months and stop curling our fingers about the next wave,” the agency quoted him on Wednesday, November 24.
In addition, Gunzburg said that the introduction of the QR code system in the country “de facto, at the federal level”, and not on New Year’s Eve, December 31, will help reduce the incidence of COVID-19 by early 2022.
On November 22, the chief sanitary doctor of the Sverdlovsk region Dmitry Kozlovskikh said that among those unvaccinated against coronavirus, the incidence is 13.5 times higher than among those vaccinated. According to him, the incidence rate among the vaccinated is about 313 per 100 thousand vaccinated, while the incidence rate among the unvaccinated is almost 4400 per 100 thousand.
On November 19, the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus infection reported that the level of herd immunity to COVID-19 in Russia had reached 50.2%. It is noted that a week earlier the level of herd immunity in the country was 49%.
On November 15, Candidate of Medical Sciences, General Director of Clinical Excellence Group Nikolay Kryuchkov announced the possibility of Russia achieving 80% collective immunity to coronavirus in April 2022. According to him, this is possible after the introduction of QR codes in full throughout the country from February 1 next year.
A large-scale vaccination campaign is underway in Russia. Citizens are vaccinated for free. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeWeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.