Dmitry Peskov told reporters that not only the Kremlin, but all Russians should be dissatisfied with the pace of vaccination in the Russian Federation.”They leave much to be desired,” he said, recalling that the president uses every opportunity to call for vaccination. “This is the only way to stop the outbreak of the disease, there is no other way to defeat the coronavirus,” the Kremlin spokesman stressed.
At the same time, despite the complication of the situation, vaccination in the Russian Federation will remain voluntary. “This is a question of the consciousness and intelligence of all of us,” he said. According to Peskov, everyone should understand that although vaccination is not a panacea, it is the only protection-there is no other.
The press secretary of the president added that in the current situation it is appropriate to talk about the promotion of vaccination. “In this case, any measures that will help to activate the process are good,” Peskov said, noting that the regional authorities are engaged in this.
Peskov himself, who was ill last spring, has not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus. “I still have very large antibodies and I have T-cell immunity,” he said.