In Kazan, more than 50 thousand people have been vaccinated against coronavirus during the week
To date, 474,470
people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Kazan with a growth of 50,470
people in the previous week. Due to the growing number of people wishing to get
vaccinated, new vaccination centers open in the city. However, medical workers
observe low rates of vaccination among the older generation – only 39% of
citizens over 60 years old were vaccinated in Kazan, Deputy Minister of Health
of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Zhavoronkov said today at the Business
Additional 60 beds will be deployed in Kazan for the
treatment of patients with COVID-19
The epidemiological situation in Kazan and Tatarstan remains difficult.
2,151 beds are deployed in temporary infectious diseases hospitals in the city,
while currently the share of available beds is about 7%.
“Over this week, the number of visits to hospitals has remained at the
level of last week. Nevertheless, the figures indicate a severe burden on the
healthcare system of Kazan,”- said V.Zhavoronkov.
The head of the Health Department said that this week
an additional 60 beds to be deployed in one of the medical facilities of the
city. “Now work is underway to provide oxygen to the hospital, they will be
completed in the near future –V.Zhavoronkov noted. - This facility will serve
for the residents of downtown and Azino district”.
80 mobile teams and almost 50 vaccination centers: vaccination
of Kazan residents against COVID-19
48.6% of the adult population has been vaccinated in Kazan, 48 vaccination centers
are operating in the city.
At least three mobile teams have been formed in each polyclinic, working
daily at the enterprises of the city. In total, about 75-80 such teams were formed
in Kazan, V. Zhavoronkov said. He reminded that according to the decision of
the Russian Ministry of Health, synchronized vaccination against COVID-19 and
influenza is now allowed.
“99% of those in hospitals preferred to be vaccinated
if they knew how seriously they could get ill”
Despite the increasing number of vaccinated people in the city, the low
number of vaccinated among the older generation is of concern to doctors.
According to V. Zhavoronkov, 101,399 people over 60 have been vaccinated in
Kazan – this is only 39% of the number of residents of this age category.
For elderly citizens, vaccination is the only way to avoid advanced stages
of the illness and deaths that are more common in the older generation, and to
reduce the risk of disease, the speaker noted.
“During visits to red zones, my colleagues and I communicate with patients.
I ask them: “If you knew that you could get ill, would you be vaccinated? 99%
of those who are in hospitals answer that they would be vaccinated if they knew
how hard it would be for them”, - said V.Zhavoronkov.
Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, instructed to continue providing all the
necessary conditions for citizens to be vaccinated against coronavirus. “There
are very few people who neglect vaccination now. The growth rate of vaccinated
people is encouraging – I.Metshin added. - Let's hope that we will not only
continue at this rate, but will do everything to increase it and get herd
immunity by December".