Companies employing foreign employees are being asked by the Russian authorities to have these employees vaccinated against measles by the end of the year. This can happen in both private and state institutions – the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) provides a list for the Moscow metropolitan area on its website.
The vaccination regulation applies to all foreign employees regardless of their visa, including high-qualified specialists (HQS). If a vaccination has already been carried out, a new vaccination is not necessary, but the necessary documents (vaccination pass) must be presented. If the employee no longer knows whether a vaccination has been carried out earlier, he can have it tested with the help of a titer determination.
If the employee refuses a vaccination, he must express this in a letter to the responsible authority. The delay or disregard of this regulation can be very expensive, as up to 20,000 rubles can be due.
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