In the Vladimir Region in the Service Sector Vaccinated One-Third Fewer Employees Than Required by Officials

Entrepreneurs are significantly behind the plan

According to interim results, the plan to vaccinate against coronavirus in the Vladimir region was 86.5% complete. The situation was even worse in the service sector: only 66% of the minimum number of employees who had to be vaccinated had received the first component of the vaccine by August 23, according to the answer given by the regional health department.

It will be recalled that in the 33rd region, by order of the regional head of Rospotrebnadzor, state employees in contact with people, as well as service workers were required to undergo a mandatory vaccination. At least 60% of employees in organizations must be vaccinated. They were to get the first component of vaccine by August 23, and the second – by September 15. Earlier, the terms were more stringent. Vaccination of workers was required by September 1. After appeals from businessmen claiming that it was unrealistic to achieve the declared targets, Rospotrebnadzor set the vaccination deadline two weeks later. The businessmen’s decisive argument was to state the obvious – up until the last week of August, the region had almost no first dose of vaccine.

In response to ProVladimir’s inquiry, the regional health authorities provided vaccination figures as of August 31, broken down by area of activity. Employees of MFC turned out to be the most punctual. They have already achieved the required rate of vaccination with both the first and the second components of the vaccine. Employees of banks are close to fulfilling the plan. Employees of social services (95% of the plan for the first component), health care (95%), education (93%) and cultural institutions (91%) have no problems.

In transport the plan for vaccination of the first component was fulfilled for 71.6%, in trade – for 77%, postal workers were vaccinated for 85% (I do not mean the absolute percentage of vaccinated employees, but the percentage of employees who received the shot of the required 60% of the vaccination plan). Relatively good results in tourism and catering – 86.5% of the plan for the first component, 67.2% for the second. Despite the lag, representatives of this sphere of business have all chances to meet the norm and not get fined.

The worst situation with vaccinations is in beauty salons, spas, baths and saunas. Here the share of vaccinated employees from the plan for the first component of the vaccine was only 66.2%. The share of those vaccinated with the two components was 59.6%. The insignificant difference between these figures, in turn, indicates that in the last two weeks of August employees in these areas for the most part chose to ignore the requirement of Rospotrebnadzor.

Law enforcement officers fulfilled the plan for the first component of the vaccine by 85%, and only 61.8% for the second. Here we observe the opposite situation – apparently, by August the level of vaccination of law enforcement officers was relatively low, but then the employees “took a visor” and very quickly corrected this deficiency.

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