The largest vaccination center in the region has been opened based on the MEGAGRINN shopping mall. In an area of more than 300 square meters, 9 internists work simultaneously. Their first assistants are senior students of the Kursk State Medical University who combine work with study. Students work daily from 15 to 20 hours in groups of four people. 20 volunteers are involved in total.
«Our center receives an average of 250 patients every day,» says Lilia Fatyanova, the 6th-year student. «Our functions are very diverse: entrance control, registration, consultations for those who want to get vaccinated. Now there are two vaccines available – Sputnik V and Sputnik Lite. We take into account the wishes of patients, but to a greater extent we rely on age, well-being, the presence of concomitant diseases.»
«Our patients are very satisfied,» says Sofia Pletneva, the 4th-year student of the KSMU medical faculty. «There is no need for an appointment. There are no tedious queues. A person is examined and begins vaccination. Certificates are also issued here when it is completed. There is a point of view that everyone gets vaccinated to increase statistics. But this is not the case. During my watch, patients were not allowed to be vaccinated on repeated occasions, as there were signs of ailments. This is both ARVI and arterial hypertension. In such situations, citizens received a medical counterindication for vaccination.»
The volunteers are sure that this work is the best professional training:
«Working in close contact with practicing therapists, we gain experience, learn to resist a serious threat in the form of a pandemic,» all the students say.