COVID-19 vaccine to be free of charge in Moscow: Mayor

Professor Gottfried Kremsner injects a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from German biotechnology company CureVac to a volunteer at the start of a clinical test series at his tropical institute of the university clinic in Tuebingen, Germany, on 22 June 2020
Professor Gottfried Kremsner injects a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from German biotechnology company CureVac to a volunteer at the start of a clinical test series at his tropical institute of the university clinic in Tuebingen, Germany, on 22 June 2020Reuters

Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin announced on Friday that vaccination against COVID-19 in Moscow will be free of charge, reports news agency UNB quoting Russian news agency TASS.

"As soon as it is available, we will launch an inoculation campaign," he said in an interview with the Vesti news programme on the Rossiya-1 television channel.

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"Vaccination will be free at all out-patient medical establishments."

He also called for vaccinating against seasonal flu to avoid two autumn-time epidemics simultaneously.

"A lot of work is to be done. We are getting prepared for that," he added.