250 Moscow residents receive the 1st COVID-19 Vaccine

Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has developed the first coronavirus vaccine, the Sputnik V COVID vaccine. The vaccine has been approved by the Russian Health Ministry.

Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has developed the first coronavirus vaccine, the Sputnik V COVID vaccine. The vaccine has been approved by the Russian Health Ministry.

Russian News Agency TASS reported that Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said that the vaccine would be administered to citizens by the 14th of September. He said, “The first batches of the vaccine for testing the supply chain have already been shipped, we are now checking the delivery system so that the staff gets to know it. The first small batches have already been shipped to all regions, the Leningrad region will also receive [the vaccine] among the first ones. In fact, the first samples of the vaccine will be delivered by Monday.”

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As of today, 250 Russian Citizens from Moscow have received a dose of the vaccine. According to a news agency, the crisis centre said, “Over the past five days of clinical trials of the vaccine against the coronavirus infection over 250 Moscow residents got inoculated at the seven centres that opened first. Doctors closely monitor the health condition of the vaccinated. The absolute majority is in excellent health – 75% of the participants today do not observe any symptoms or ailments.”