According to & nbsp; he said, now this figure is 59.4%, this includes both vaccinated and & nbsp; recovered from COVID- 19.
“ It's not enough. We need herd immunity somewhere & nbsp; under 80%. Hopefully next year, somewhere at the & nbsp; end of the first quarter & nbsp; & mdash; in the second quarter we will & nbsp; reach this level & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said the president.
“ Unfortunately, we have the same & nbsp; as many other countries have low vaccination rates '', & nbsp; & mdash; acknowledged Putin. According to & nbsp; & nbsp; 17 & nbsp; December, 76.52 & nbsp; million Russians were vaccinated with the first component of the vaccine, 70.83 & nbsp; million people were vaccinated.
Putin added that in some countries there are already 90 to 95% of herd immunity.
Earlier in & nbsp; December, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said that & nbsp; before & nbsp; by the end of this year in & nbsp; Russia will begin vaccination of adolescents at & nbsp; ages from & nbsp; 12 to & nbsp; 17 years old.
The Ministry of Health on November 24 & nbsp; registered a two-component vaccine against & nbsp; coronavirus Sputnik M, which will be used to & nbsp; prevent infection in & nbsp; adolescents of this age.