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January 31, 2022, 11:01


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Vaccination can be done at 13 vaccination points based on children’s city clinics.

Free voluntary vaccination of adolescents against coronavirus infection with Sputnik M has begun in Moscow. This was reported in the operational headquarters for control and monitoring of the situation with coronavirus in the capital.

“In Moscow, as well as around the world, there is a rapid increase in the incidence of coronavirus due to the omicron strain. Children began to get sick more often, and the percentage of hospitalized children with covid increased. Today, free and voluntary vaccination of adolescents aged 12–17 with the Sputnik M vaccine starts in 13 centers based on city children’s polyclinics. You can make an appointment at a convenient point online or by phone, ”the headquarters said.

Clinical studies of Sputnik M show its effectiveness and safety. Vaccination against COVID-19 is carried out exclusively on a voluntary and free basis. Most preventive vaccinations are given in childhood. Vaccination of adolescents against a new coronavirus infection is a procedure similar to that worked out for decades in the prevention of other dangerous infections.

Addresses, contact information and working hours of all available children’s vaccination points are on the site.

For those who are attached to the clinic, an online appointment is available on the, portals, using the Moscow State Services, My Moscow and EMIAS.INFO mobile applications. You can also make an appointment by phone or at the information kiosks of polyclinics. Adolescents without attachment, who have a Moscow compulsory medical insurance policy, can sign up for vaccination by calling any selected clinic.

You will need to take a birth certificate with you (or a passport if you have one) and an OMC policy issued in Moscow if the child is not attached to a medical organization in the capital. You will also need SNILS – it is needed to obtain a vaccination certificate on the portal.

The Sputnik M vaccine consists of two components that must be administered at intervals of 21 days. You need to sign up only for the first appointment, the registration for the second one will happen automatically. A day before the appointment, you will receive an SMS message with a reminder (date, time and address where you need to come).

Vaccination is carried out only if there is a written application from a parent or legal representative and voluntary informed consent to medical intervention.

Before vaccination, the child will be examined by a pediatrician. After the introduction of the drug, the teenager should be under medical supervision for half an hour. In isolated cases, there may be minor reactions to the vaccine: slight fever, weakness, pain at the injection site. But they all last a short time, up to a day.

Contraindications to vaccination are exacerbation of chronic diseases, acute infectious diseases (for example, cold symptoms), participation in a clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the presence of vaccinations against other infectious diseases in the last 30 days.

Sputnik M is a smaller dosage of the adult Sputnik V two-component vaccine – one fifth of it. The technology for the production of Sputnik V has already been worked out, and according to the test results, the vaccine has confirmed its effectiveness and safety.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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