MOSCOW, October 29. / TASS /. The highest herd immunity against COVID-19 has been documented in the Moscow region, Tuva and the capital Moscow, while the lowest rate has been recorded in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan, a Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told reporters on Friday.
“The best rates of herd immunity are observed in the Moscow region (66.1%), the Republic of Tuva (65.1%), Moscow (62.7%), St. Petersburg (62.0%) and Sevastopol (61.1%). Republic of Dagestan (21.9%), Republic of Kabardino-Balkar (29.3%), Republic of Tatarstan (31.6%), Kamchatka region (32.2%) and Tomsk region (32.6%) have the lowest rates of collective immunity, ”she said.
Russia has performed more than 50.9 million complete vaccinations against COVID-19, while the first injection was given 56.8 million times. This increased the level of collective immunity in Russia from 45.7% to 46.8% in one week.
According to the National Coronavirus Crisis Center, more than 8.4 million Russians have already had COVID-19. Russia’s consumer health watchdog (Rospotrebnadzor) said earlier that at least 80% of the adult population must be vaccinated to gain herd immunity in Russia. According to Golikova, it is more than 90 million people, and this number could be reached by November 1, 2021. Therefore, more than seven million people must be revaccinated to reach this level, she noted. .