Putin calls for taking coronavirus inoculation coverage to the level of flu vaccination

TASS Russian News Agency | Jan 28, 2021 at 2:50 PM

NOVO-OGARYOVO, January 28. /TASS/. About 68 mln Russians need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with cabinet members on Thursday.

Putin noted that according to head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing Anna Popova, nearly 70 mln people were inoculated against the flu during the recent vaccination campaign. "We need to reach the same level as far as the fight against the coronavirus pandemic goes," the head of state pointed out.

"We launched a mass vaccination campaign on January 18, we have big plans in this regard," the president noted. "[Trade and Industry Minister Denis] Manturov reported to me that vaccine production was ahead of schedule," he added.