First batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been shipped to Russian regions, says Health Ministry

First batch of Sputnik V vaccine has been shipped to Russian regions, says Health Ministry
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The first pilot batch of the Sputnik V vaccine against the novel coronavirus for risk groups has been shipped to the regions of Russia, a spokesperson at the Healthcare Ministry told reporters, APA reports citing TASS.

"The first batch of Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine, developed by the the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry, has been shipped to the regions. As part of the pilot delivery, the logistics chains for delivering the vaccine to the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, distribution and organization of vaccination against COVID-19 of citizens from the high-risk group will be ensured," the ministry’s spokesperson said.

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