MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s president Vladimir Putin will get the Sputnik V vaccine versus the coronavirus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov informed a Russian condition Tv set channel on Sunday.
“He reported he will be vaccinated, he produced this choice and was waiting until all formalities are done,” the spokesman was quoted as indicating to Rossiya 1 Tv set Channel on its internet site.
Russia launched a voluntary vaccination programme with the Russia-created Sputnik V vaccine previously in December, setting up with the most susceptible teams in Moscow.
Folks in excess of the age of 60 may start out to use for shots on Monday, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin explained on his web site on Sunday, the day after the Russian overall health ministry reported the vaccine was approved for use by elderly men and women after a individual demo.
68-12 months-aged Putin said previously that the Russian vaccine was powerful and safe and he noticed no purpose not to be vaccinated addeing that he was waiting around right until it turned obtainable.
Considering the fact that the begin of the coronavirus outbreak in Russia, Putin has predominantly labored remotely, held meetings by way of videolink and restricted journey.
He stated in August that one particular of his daughters had taken component in the clinical demo of the vaccine and felt nicely afterwards.
(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova, modifying by Louise Heavens)
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