MOSCOW – Russia reports a new daily high number of COVID-19 deaths, as the total number of coronavirus infections in the country during the pandemic has surpassed 9 million.
Russia imposed a “non-working” week in early November, with many businesses shutting down, with the aim of containing the wave of the virus.
Two bills containing new restrictive measures were tabled in parliament on Friday, with the aim of entering into force next year.
They would restrict access to many public places, as well as domestic and international trains and flights, to those who have been fully vaccinated, have recovered from COVID-19 or are medically exempt from vaccination.
Virginians 5 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pre-registration is no longer necessary, so visit Vaccine Finder to search for specific vaccines near you or call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-275-8343).
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Are you fully vaccinated?
People are considered fully vaccinated:
- 2 weeks after their second dose in a series of 2 doses, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
How can you protect yourself and others if you are fully vaccinated?
COVID-19 vaccines are effective in protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know About COVID-19 vaccines, people who are fully vaccinated can start doing some of the things they stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you must: keep taking precautions– such as wearing a mask, keeping one and a half meters away from others and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated areas – in public places until we know more.
These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you have been fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare institutions.
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