“I don’t really know the official statistics on vaccination rates. If they have increased, then our prospects are good, if they have not increased or vice versa decreased, then our prospects are bad, we will wait for the next wave. If we use the holidays to find free time to get vaccinated or revaccinated, we will consciously approach it, especially since there is a lot of time, then our prospects are good and we will live peacefully in 2022. In any case, it is better in epidemiological terms than in 2021,” the scientist noted.
On December 30, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova announced that the level of collective immunity to coronavirus infection in Russia is 61.8%. Earlier, the Deputy Prime Minister stressed that the pace of vaccination should not slow down, because due to the need to re-vaccinate already vaccinated Russians, the indicator of collective immunity will decrease. In order to achieve collective immunity, according to her, it is necessary to vaccinate 80% of adult Russians, or more than 90 million people.
Later, President Vladimir Putin announced the need to achieve immunity at the level of 90%.