Putin orders start of mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia, will begin NEXT WEEK with key workers given priority.
Medics and teachers will be the first to get the shots and participation will be voluntary.
Russia’s pharma industry is ready to meet the challenge, Putin said during a government teleconference, on Wednesday. He explained that the amount of doses of the pioneering ‘Sputnik V’ formula already produced will reach two million in the coming days,
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of mass-scale vaccination against #coronavirus in Russia by the end of next week.
‘I’d ask you to organize the work in a way that would allow the start of large-scale vaccination by the end of next week,’ the president told Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. The deputy PM had promised to come back with a report once the government is ready to fulfill that task, but #Putinresponded that he hadn’t asked for a report, but for an actual start of the vaccination.
Medics and teachers are set to be among the first to get the shot. #Vaccination against #Covid-19 will be voluntary, and Russian citizens will be getting the shots at no cost.
Putin hailed Russian scientists, saying that “the production of Sputnik V, the world’s first registered vaccine against the coronavirus infection, is what allows us to begin the vaccination.” Sputnik V received state approval in August, with the Phase-Three clinical trials ongoing.