First Doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid Vaccine to Arrive in Venezuela Next Week – Maduro

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – The first doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will arrive in Venezuela next week, the Latin American country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, said.

“Thousands of doses of Sputnik V are arriving in Venezuela next week, the first doses,” Maduro said.

February 10, 2021.-  He said that, first of all, doctors and health workers, vulnerable groups of the population, and teachers would be vaccinated.

Maduro earlier called Sputnik V the safest vaccine in the world.

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Sputnik V was registered by the Russian Ministry of Health in August 2020, developed by the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology . Sputnik V was created on the basis of a well-studied and proven platform of human adenoviral vectors.

The use of the Sputnik V vaccine has been approved in 21 countries: Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, the Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Republika Srpska, Lebanon and Myanmar.

 

 

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(Sputnik News)

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