Medvedev explained the words about compulsory vaccination

Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev spoke about his words about the fact that compulsory vaccination is permissible in the state interests of protecting the population.

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Medvedev recalled that he said: vaccination in Russia is voluntary. In a number of cases, “when there is a great public danger of the development of an epidemic, the states introduce compulsory vaccination.” The ex-prime minister pointed out that his colleague from PACE said so at the forum about the decision of the European Court of Justice on vaccination. Mandatory vaccination “requires a separate statutory regulation from the authorities.”


As Medvedev stressed, voluntary vaccination gives Russia a chance to develop herd immunity. However, its slow progress threatens with new waves of morbidity. And he also said that, according to most researchers, the immunity obtained after an illness or vaccination is not lifelong, which means that it will be necessary to be vaccinated regularly, based on the vaccination calendar.

In addition, Medvedev recalled that in the USSR, vaccination against many diseases was mandatory. This made it possible to quickly localize the most dangerous diseases.

Earlier, Medvedev announced the possible prospect of introducing compulsory vaccination. During his speech via videoconference at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, the ex-prime minister recalled that this point should be worked out from a legal point of view.