Students who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus should not be denied a check-in at a hostel. This was announced on August 10 by the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia Dmitry Afanasyev.
According to him, a student’s lack of vaccination cannot serve as a reason for not being admitted to a dormitory or campus, and the department will carefully monitor cases of unreasonable restriction of students’ rights.
“Cases of excesses are unacceptable, for each case we conduct a check, we also have a hot line, we are ready to exchange information and in those educational institutions where some restrictive or coercive measures are unreasonably introduced, not only to explain, but to apply administrative decisions,” – explained the Deputy Minister during a round table on the organization of the educational process in universities.
He noted that the department is ready to amend the guidelines so that they “do not allow radical interpretations.”
On the same day, the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov said that universities should ensure equal rights to students, regardless of whether they are vaccinated against coronavirus infection. He stressed that students cannot be divided into vaccinated and unvaccinated.
On the eve of the Ministry of Education and Science approved recommendations for universities on the organization of training in the period of epidemiological danger. In particular, it recommended transfer to a remote format of teaching students who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus and have contraindications to vaccination. In addition, the department proposed to vaccinate foreign students at the expense of educational institutions, writes “Gazeta.ru”…
On August 5, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova noted that vaccination against coronavirus is not mandatory for students, but stressed that vaccination will help reduce risks at the beginning of the school year.
Large-scale vaccination in Russia began in January, the vaccination is given free of charge to everyone. At the moment, four drugs for coronavirus are registered in the country: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as the hashtag #WeWe areTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8-800-2000-112.