There are no requirements for compulsory vaccination of students against coronavirus in Russia. This was announced on Sunday, August 8, by the head of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov.
“There are no requirements for compulsory vaccination of all students, including foreigners. But if desired, foreign students who have a compulsory health insurance policy (Ed.) Can receive a vaccine. They can get vaccinated at their own expense “, – quotes the words of Falkov”RIA News“.
According to him, such a recommendation was given to educational organizations.
Earlier, on August 5, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that vaccination against coronavirus is not mandatory for students, but getting vaccinated before the start of the school year would be the right decision. She noted that vaccinations will help reduce risks at the start of the school year.
On August 4, the head of Rossotrudnichestvo, Yevgeny Primakov, clarified that in 2021, entry to Russia for education is available for citizens from the list of countries approved by the Russian government. Primakov also named a prerequisite for students entering Russia – the presence of a negative PCR test. According to him, the Russian Ministry of Health is working on issues of vaccination and recognition of a foreign vaccine.
On July 25, the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia reported that universities have the right to demand from students a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus or a medical withdrawal when checking into a hostel.
So, in particular, St. Petersburg universities did not rule out possible restrictions on students who have not been vaccinated. As reported by the head of the council of rectors of universities in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, Alexei Demidov, students began to conduct explanatory work in favor of vaccination.
Since January 18, a large-scale vaccination against COVID-19 has been taking place in the country. 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.