Venezuela Evaluates Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19 with Russia

The Government of Venezuela is evaluating with Russia the acquisition of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 for mass vaccination of the citizens of the South American country, Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reiterated during an interview for the 20 Minutes program of the Opera Mundi website.

The vice president highlighted the safety of the Sputnik V vaccine, in which her country is participating in phase 3 of the clinical trials, as reported by Sputnik.

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“We are participating in the third phase clinical trials of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. The safety level of the vaccine is increasing as the studies are progressing. It is very safe; in Venezuela we are vaccinating 2,000 people within the framework of the clinical trials,” she said.

Last November, after the vice president’s visit to Moscow, President Nicolás Maduro assured that his country will guarantee ten million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine by April 2021.

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Rodríguez stated that the Venezuelan government is also holding talks with the authorities of China and Cuba for acquisition of vaccines against COVID-19 that the said countries are developing.

Moreover, she pointed out that in Venezuela the coronavirus contagion curve remains flat due to the security measures that have been implemented.

Venezuela was the first country in Latin America to receive Sputnik V for trials.


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(Alba Ciudad)

Translation: OT/JRE/SC

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