17 Jan 2022 21:58

Russian Health Ministry determines Covid-19 vaccination medical exemptions

MOSCOW. Jan 17 (Interfax) - Medical exemptions from the Covid-19 vaccination will be granted indefinitely only to people with hypersensitivity, severe complications or allergic reactions to the vaccine, under an order signed by Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko and published on the official legal information website on Monday.

Specifically, people who are hypersensitive to one of a vaccine's components, or have a history of severe allergic reactions, or suffered severe complications after receiving the first dose (such as anaphylactic shock, convulsions, high fever over 40⁰ C, hyperemia and swelling of the injection site) will be granted an indefinite exemption, the document said.

A temporary exemption will be granted during an acute stage of an underlying illness and two to four weeks after recovery and the beginning of remission. Also, an acute respiratory viral disease, even in mild form, and an acute infectious illness will be ground for exemption until the body temperature has normalized.