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US Putin announces mass vaccination start with Russian vaccine from next week

05:00  14 january  2021
05:00  14 january  2021 Source:   welt.de

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President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of large scale vaccination against coronavirus in Russia , by the end of next week . Russia ’s pharma industry is ready to meet the challenge, Putin said during a government teleconference, on Wednesday.

"I ask you to start mass vaccinations of the entire population as early as next week ," Putin told officials at a government meeting by video link that was broadcast on state television. Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said authorities would be ready to broaden the program from Monday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has announced the start of corona mass vaccinations from next week. "I ask you to start mass vaccination of the entire population next week," Putin instructed the authorities on Wednesday at a televised government meeting. The head of state also praised the Russian vaccine Sputnik V as "the best in the world".

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin hat den Beginn der Corona-Massenimpfungen ab kommender Woche angekündigt. © Mikhail KLIMENTYEV Russia's President Vladimir Putin has announced the start of corona mass vaccinations from next week. "I ask you to start mass vaccination of the entire population next week," Putin instructed the authorities on Wednesday at a televised government meeting.

Russia was the first country in the world to approve its corona vaccine in August - even before the third and final phase of the clinical studies was completed. This approach met with sharp criticism and reservations internationally. According to Russian information, which has not yet been verified by an independent party, Sputnik V has an effectiveness of 95 percent.

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President Vladimir Putin has ordered the mass vaccination against coronavirus among the Russian population to start late next week “Let’s organize the process so that large-scale vaccination starts late next week ,” Putin told Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, who is overseeing Russia ’s

Russia 's Sputnik V vaccine is still in clinical trials. President Vladimir Putin ordered the nation's health authorities to begin mass vaccinations next week . Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered mass immunization against COVID-19 as Russia races to reverse a surge in coronavirus

At the beginning of December the vaccination of risk groups with Sputnik V started. Now, according to Putin, all 146 million people in the country should be vaccinated quickly. Russia should "prepare the relevant infrastructure" in order to boost production of the vaccine, said the head of state. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced that another two million doses of vaccine should be delivered by the end of January. However,

experts are skeptical. According to them, the country may not be ready to start mass production of corona vaccines. Putin himself had said in October that Russia did not have enough equipment to start the mass introduction of the vaccine.

As of Wednesday, the Russian authorities had reported more than 3.47 million cases of infection. The authorities estimate the deaths to be more than 186,000 - the third highest number in the world.

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