KHABAROVSK, Jun 17, 2021, Pan Pacific Agency. Russia’s Ministry of Health and the healthcare watchdog Rospotrebnadzor will allocate soon quotas for commercial usage of the Covid-19 vaccines to immunize foreign citizens in the Khabarovsk region, interim governor of the territory Mikhail Degtyarev told Khabarovsk TV-channel. He said that the regional govt already had negotiated with the Japanese authorities through the embassy, so, Japanese citizens to be able to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease in Khabarovsk.
Russian president Vladimir Putin instructed the country’s govt to work out the issue of paid vaccination of foreign citizens in Russia by the end of June during the last St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Mikhail Degtyarev said that Khabarovsk is ready to accept Japanese citizens for vaccination against Covid-19 as soon as permission is given.
“We are waiting for an operational decision of the Ministry of Health, Rospotrebnadzor on allocating quotas for commercial vaccines. We can’t vaccinate foreign citizens with the doses that we have in Khabarovsk now, cause all this doses are free, and they are only for us, for the citizens of Russia,” Mr. Degtyarev said. “As soon as the quotas are adopted, we will immediately, in principle, allow air traffic between Khabarovsk region and Japan and invite Japanese to Khabarovsk for vaccination. Our infrastructure and our health workers are ready,” Mikhail Degtyarev said.