The vaccination organized on September 3rd took place for the 4th time this year. EDB Fakel’s personnel has an opportunity to strengthen their immunity since March 2021 – from the time when the vaccine was delivered to the Kaliningrad oblast. The vaccination plan was developed by the regional health care authorities.
The enterprise’s personnel could receive a vaccine either with “Sputnik light” or with the 2nd component of “Sputnik V” (for those who received the 1st shot three weeks before). The vaccination was carried out by the medical personnel of the Municipal hospital #4.
One of the first workers who received the vaccine at the enterprise was EDB Fakel’s Director Gennadiy Abramenkov. He noted: “I have received COVID-19 vaccine. I want to underline that this is definitely an important measure to save health of everyone. I will not take a risk to put my family, friends and colleagues in danger. A responsible attitude to all the workers of the enterprise does not give us a right for a different choice”.
The personnel’s protection from the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an important priority due to the difficult sanitary and epidemiological situation in the region, according to the enterprise’s director. “Our workers are high-class specialists, exceptional and true professionals of their craft. They have always been, they are and they will be the core value and pride of our enterprise”, – Gennadiy Abramenkov is confident in his statement.
(*) COVID-19 (an English abbreviation) – Ковид-19 (a Russian translation) is an acute respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV). In the territory of Russia COVID-19 was identified on January 31st 2020.
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