Vaccinations To Start Next Week In Russia
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Hours after the United Kingdom approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Dec 2nd Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered authorities to begin mass vaccinations with the Sputnik V vaccine against the novel coronavirus from next week.

Over 100,000 people had already been vaccinated as Moscow presented its Sputnik V vaccine to the United Nations over video link said Health Minister Mikhail Murashko. Russia has produced close to 2 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine.

Commencement of adaptive Phase 2/3 clinical trials for Sputnik V in India was announced few days back by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and the Russian Direct Investment Fund after receiving clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh.

Putin mentioned that vaccine has 95% efficacy and teachers and medics will be the first to receive the jab and has ordered authorities to begin mass voluntary vaccinations next week.

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https://www.livemint.com/news/world/russian-president-vladimir-putin-plans-mass-vaccinations-against-covid-19-next-week-11606918192734.html
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