The service was launched on the portal of state services
The Russian authorities have begun to issue electronic vaccination passports against a new type of coronavirus infection. The service was launched on January 1 on the portal of public services, – said the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko.
According to the minister, information about persons vaccinated against coronavirus is entered into the state register, and an electronic vaccination certificate is issued automatically, ” TASS quotes him. The official announced the appearance of such a service at the end of December..
Now the immunization mark is not required anywhere. However, at the end of December, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that students and residents over 65 after vaccination will be able to again enjoy the right of preferential and free travel.. "Vaccinated people should be able to gradually return to normal life. ", – he stated on his website.
Several international organizations, including the World Health Organization, are discussing the possibility of introducing mandatory vaccination marks against the new type of coronavirus. Australian airline Quantas has already announced that it will not allow unvaccinated passengers on international flights..
The idea is also supported by politicians from different countries, including Russia. On December 24, the chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, spoke out sharply against this, calling it a proposal "from the field of dystopia". "Arranging such discrimination of citizens, dividing them into categories with different rights is unacceptable, and there is no need for this.", – quotes Matvienko RBC.
- The coronavirus vaccine is still not available in most countries of the world. As of the beginning of the year, WHO approved only one vaccine for use, two were approved in the United States and Great Britain, one each in Russia and the European Union.
- Mass vaccination has been announced in several countries of the world, including Russia, but in fact it takes place only in Israel, the USA, Great Britain, Germany and China. Only Israel managed to vaccinate a significant proportion of the population, in other countries the proportion of those immunized has not yet reached even two percent..
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