Retailers have asked the mayor of Moscow to extend the vaccination deadline for 60% of employees until August 15
2021-07-06 10:28

Retailers have asked the mayor of Moscow to extend the vaccination deadline for 60% of employees until August 15

Association "RusBrand" which includes PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble and other retailers asked Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin to prolong the term of obligatory vaccination of 60% of employees with the first component or one-component vaccine from covid for a month - till August 15 and not to apply any sanctions. Kommersant writes about it, referring to the letter of market participants to the mayor's office.

Retailers point out that they do not have time to comply with the requirement until July 15, because the vaccination record at many health organizations stretches into August, and "the number of available vaccines is noticeably reduced.

The Association of Retail Trade Companies (AKORT) explained to the publication that the main obstacles to the vaccination campaign among employees in the industry are lack of mobile vaccination points, the limited capacity of open vaccination points and technical limitations of the registration and data collection systems. Since last week, the Moscow Health Department has stopped shipping vaccines to private clinics, so the latter have had to suspend vaccination registrations. In addition, waiting time for vaccination in many city vaccination centers has increased up to three weeks, the publication's interlocutors note.

"RusBrand suggested that the city government should not impose penalties on employers who did not comply with the requirement to vaccinate until August 15. In particular, the penalty for violation of the conditions of compulsory vaccination for individual entrepreneurs is 50 thousand rubles, for legal entities - up to 300 thousand rubles. In case of repeated violation the enterprises face sanctions of up to 1 million rubles.

Earlier Sergei Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow, made it mandatory for service enterprises to vaccinate 60% of their employees. Employees must vaccinate with the first component or one-component vaccine by 15 July, and the second one - by 15 August.

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Author: Karina Kamalova