Kremlin explains why Putin still hasn't been vaccinated against coronavirus
Putin cannot volunteer as head of state, the Kremlin says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was not vaccinated against the coronavirus with the Russian vaccine, since large-scale vaccination has not yet begun, and Putin cannot volunteer, since he is the head of state. This was announced by his press secretary Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday, November 24.
“The president cannot use an uncertified vaccine. Now all the procedures will end and then, if he deems it necessary, he will inform about it, “Peskov said when asked by journalists why Putin has not yet decided to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Last week, Putin spoke at the BRICS summit and said that Russian coronavirus vaccines are safe.
“There are Russian vaccines, they work, they work efficiently and safely,” he stressed.
Note that the Russian COVID vaccine has not yet been certified by the World Health Organization. The manufacturing company filed a request for certification just last week.
Raneev of Russia named the cost of their COVID vaccine. A vaccination course for the Russian Sputnik V will cost about $ 20, and for Russians, they say, it will be free.