Patients do not understand it, much like doctors of other specialties. It means that there should be different recommendations for different levels. <...> As a professional community, we are ready for it and we work with medical volunteers. They reach students of other universities and share this information with them. But we need to make this available for everyone starting from nursery school. This is how we raise a generation with a diffirent vision — Leila Namazova-Baranova, Chair of the Executive Committee, Union of Pediatricians of Russia.
We collaborate with the Ministry of Science and Education in reviewing course books on biology, environmental studies, chemistry, health and safety – they cover preventive vaccination as a way to ensure the country’s epidemiologic and biological safety — Tatyana Yakovleva, First Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation..
We talk about efficiency, benefits, importance and results, but people who do not belong to the professional community get totally different information on social networks and trust it. On one hand, we need to work with our professional community, but on the other hand, social networks offer incredible opportunities — Airat Farrakhov, Deputy, Member of the Committee on Budget and Taxes, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Every time we face a tangible threat, we use the mechanism of clean-up vaccination. And in 50% of the cases it appears so that parents who refused to vaccinate their children for many years easily give their consent, but only when they face a real threat. It means we can work with thise people — Anna Popova, Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing.
We need to go beyond the healthcare system to persuade everyone who can be saved through a comprehensive uninterrupted and high-quality vaccination plan. We need to involve new partners in this activity. This is not a purely medical job — Vinay Patrick Saldanha, Director, Regional Support Team for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNAIDS, Head of UN team in Russia.
We need to work on this together: leaders, managers of healthcare facilities, and schools – people need to be educated — Julie Gerberding, Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health, Chief Patient Officer, MSD.