During a direct line, President Vladimir Putin spoke out against compulsory vaccination in Russia. The event is broadcasted by Channel One on Youtube…
The head of state noted that he had previously been against compulsory vaccination against coronavirus.
At the same time, he recalled that within the framework of the law, regional leaders have the right to introduce compulsory vaccination for certain groups of citizens. “This is within the framework of the law of 1998, there is no confusion here,” Putin said.
Earlier, in a number of Russian regions, mandatory vaccination was introduced for certain categories of citizens. In particular, workers in trade, public catering, hotel services, multifunctional centers for the provision of state and municipal services, public transport and taxis, education, and healthcare should be vaccinated.