Immunization of retail and catering employees in Moscow will be out of turn
2021-07-06 02:37

Immunization of retail and catering employees in Moscow will be out of turn

Russian authorities see no reason why large retailers and public catering enterprises will not be able to vaccinate their employees in time, as prescribed in the Moscow mayor's decree: special time slots will be allocated for their vaccination and they will be able to vaccinate without queuing, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Evtukhov told reporters.

According to him, such a decision was made on Tuesday during a meeting of business representatives with the Moscow government, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Department of Rospotrebnadzor for Moscow.

He added that in addition to this, the problem with the supply of anticoccupational drugs to private medical and insurance organizations, with which most large retailers have contracts, was solved. Thus, retailers no longer see global reasons not to comply with the mayor's decree until 15 July and not to vaccinate the necessary number of employees, he said.

Earlier it was reported that RusBrand association, which includes PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble and other retailers, asked Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin to prolong the deadline of mandatory vaccination of 60% of employees with the first component or one-component vaccine against covid by a month - till August 15 and not to apply sanctions. Market participants have expressed fears that they will not have time to meet the requirement, because the vaccination record in many health organizations stretched until August, and "the number of available vaccines is markedly reduced."

Earlier, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin had obliged 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 vaccine by 15 August.

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Author: Karina Kamalova