You cannot impose a vaccination against the coronavirus on citizens, said President Vladimir Putin. He is quoted by TASS Wednesday, July 21st.
“Most people understand that they need to be vaccinated against coronavirus. You cannot impose a vaccination, you need to explain, ”he said at a meeting with members of the government.
According to him, the rate of vaccination should be increased, but not through coercion, but explaining the importance of vaccination.
The head of state also noted that the summer of 2021 was another test for Russia in the fight against coronavirus infection.
Vladimir Putin has already spoken out against compulsory vaccination in the country. Once again, he announced this during a direct line on June 30. At the same time, the head of state recalled that within the framework of the law, regional leaders have the right to introduce compulsory vaccination for certain groups of citizens.
Earlier, in a number of regions, mandatory vaccination was introduced for certain categories of citizens. In particular, we are talking about workers in trade, catering and hotels, as well as taxi drivers, doctors and teachers.