Russia begins corona vaccinations

6 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

MOSCOW: Moscow on Saturday began vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city, reports AFP.

Health officials said they had opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centres in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers.

“Citizens from the main risk groups who in connection with their professional activities come into contact with a large number of people can get vaccinated,” officials said. Russia was one of the first countries to announce the development of a vaccine, Sputnik V—dubbed after the Soviet-era satellite—in August but before beginning final clinical trials.