The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent out a note to all foreign embassies located in Moscow with a proposal to vaccinate employees against the coronavirus with Sputnik V.
This is reported by “Kommersant” with reference to employees of several diplomatic missions at once.
It is noted that we are talking about the vaccination of 12 thousand people. The embassies of the CIS countries, Asia, Africa and Latin America became interested in the initiative and have already begun to send their employees for vaccinations, some were even given a day off to go to the clinic. As the newspaper specifies, the vaccination for foreign diplomats will be free.
“The practice of inviting the diplomatic corps to be vaccinated against coronavirus infection is widespread in many states, and it is quite understandable – a successful fight against the epidemic requires, as far as possible, wide coverage of all people in the country,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Earlier it was reported that employees of the US Embassy in Moscow applied for doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine due to a shortage of an American-made drug, the same happened in other diplomatic missions of the United States.