Russia has launched a program to vaccinate the most at-risk citizens in Moscow.
Russia was the first country in the world to issue a Sputnik V ticker license for local use last August without disclosing any information. Now it has started to use.
The vaccine’s makers say it is 95 percent effective and does not cause any major side effects. However, the mass testing of the vaccine is not over yet.
Thousands of people have registered to receive the first two doses of the vaccine this week. However, it is not yet clear how many vaccines Russia will be able to produce.
By the end of this year, vaccine manufacturers have expected available produce 2 million vaccines.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the vaccine would give before school, healthcare and social workers. But as the vaccine continues to come, the list will begin to grow.
Residents of these professions will be able to book vaccinations at 60 locations in the city through online registration.
So far, 23,72,012 coronavirus patients have been identified in Russia, of whom 41,630 have died.
Moscow has become the epicenter of the epidemic in Russia, where thousands of people are infected with the coronavirus every day.
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The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford in Moscow says the Russian government has rejected the lockdown proposal and insisted on finding a more effective vaccine.
The United Kingdom recently became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer / Bioentech coronavirus vaccine. The UK’s regulatory body, MHRA, says the vaccine, which is 95 per cent resistant to coronavirus, is now safe to use.
However, despite the approval, the official implementation of the vaccine has not yet begun among the people.
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