Russian President Vladimir Putin was vaccinated against coronavirus and is feeling well. As the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Tuesday, the head of state will have a full working day on Wednesday.
“Putin has been vaccinated against the coronavirus. He is feeling well,” said a Kremlin spokesman. “Tomorrow he has a full working day.”
The Kremlin did not specify which of the three Russian vaccines the head of state chose. As Peskov explained earlier, the Kremlin deliberately does not specify which vaccine the president will be vaccinated with, noting that “all three Russian vaccinations are absolutely reliable and effective.”
The vaccination of the Russian leader was not a public event like some politicians in other countries. The reasons for this to reporters on Tuesday were explained by a Kremlin spokesman: “As far as vaccinations under video footage are concerned, he [Putin] does not like it.”
On December 17, 2020, at a large press conference, the Russian President said that he would definitely get vaccinated against covid as soon as it became possible. Putin then explained that he listens to the recommendations of experts regarding age restrictions on vaccination at this stage.
Later, the press secretary of the head of state explained that Putin’s choice of the time for vaccination against COVID-19 is also due to other vaccinations, which he does in a timely manner, and doctors do not recommend using them at the same time.