Mass vaccination against COVID-19 in Kazakhstan. Frequently asked questions

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Mass vaccination against COVID-19 in Kazakhstan. Frequently asked questions


Mass vaccination against COVID-19 in Kazakhstan. Frequently asked questions

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Vaccination against coronavirus starts in Kazakhstan on February 1. The Committee for Sanitary and Epidemiological Control of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan has provided answers to frequently asked questions on this topic, reports.

Will vaccination be mandatory in Kazakhstan?

Vaccination in Kazakhstan is voluntary. According to Article 77 of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan On people's health and the health care system, any medical procedure, including vaccination, is carried out only with the informed consent of the vaccinated person.

What vaccine will be used in the Republic of Kazakhstan?

From February 1, 2021, vaccination against CVI will begin in Kazakhstan using the Gam-COVID-Vac vaccine ("Sputnik V"), produced in Russia. From February 15, the Gam-COVID-Vak vaccine, produced on the basis of the Karaganda pharmaceutical complex, will be added to the vaccination process. From the 2nd quarter of 2021, it is planned to connect a domestically produced drug QazCovid-In to the vaccination process, which is currently in phase 3 of clinical trials.

Who will be able to get the coronavirus vaccine?

At the first stage, the vaccination will cover medical workers of infectious diseases hospitals, ambulance, intensive care, primary care, emergency rooms, and employees of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service. At the second stage, the vaccination will cover teachers of secondary schools, universities, medical workers who did not enter the first stage. The third stage will cover teachers of boarding schools, kindergartens, students and people with chronic diseases.

In the future, it is planned to expand the contingent: employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the National Security Committee, the State Security Service and others.

Will vaccination be fee? What is the cost of one vaccination?

Vaccination against coronavirus infection for vulnerable populations will be free of charge.

Is an allergic reaction to the coronavirus vaccine possible?

Before any vaccination, a healthcare professional assesses whether the person has an allergy. If there is a serious allergic disease, the person is given a medical withdrawal from the vaccine. At the same time, it is impossible to predict an allergic reaction, since it is individual.

In order to respond timely, a person should remain under medical supervision (within the medical institution) for the first 30 minutes after injection: it is during this period that an allergic reaction to the vaccine is possible.

Will children be vaccinated against coronavirus?

The Sputnik V vaccine is contraindicated for children under 18 years of age. Accordingly, only adults up to 60 years old can receive it.

Where will the vaccine produced at Karaganda plant be used?

The Gam-COVID-Vac vaccine produced on the basis of the Karaganda pharmaceutical complex is solely for use in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Why do you need to get the vaccine in two stages?

The vaccine should be given in two stages 21 days apart. The first dose gives a short-term protective effect due to the production of small amounts of antibodies. The second dose enhances and consolidates the effect of the first, as the amount of antibodies in the human body grows.

Has the Russian Sputnik V vaccine passed a sufficient quality test?

This vaccine has passed state registration in the Russian Federation and has been used for several months to immunize vulnerable population segments. According to the Direct Investment Fund of the Russian Federation, about 50 countries have applied for the purchase of this vaccine, and some countries (Belarus, Argentina, Serbia) are already successfully using it.

With what other vaccine manufacturers are you negotiating cooperation?

Currently, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan is negotiating with several manufacturers of vaccines against coronavirus infection, including Sinovac, Sinopharm (China), Phizer (USA).

What is an electronic vaccination passport?

An electronic vaccination passport is a medical history of a vaccination. EPV development is nearing completion. It will be available in the eGov Mobile app immediately after the vaccination procedure. The EPV will contain information about the citizen, the type of vaccine he received, the stages of the vaccination procedure, as well as the results of observation during the post-vaccination period.

Do you need an antibody certificate before vaccination? Do those who have already had COVID-19 need to get vaccinated?

According to the instructions, in preparation for vaccination, a certificate of the presence of antibodies is not required. In addition, according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, vaccination is possible no earlier than 6 months after the illness.


Aidana Demesinova

18:53, 25 January 2021

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