Moscow expands coronavirus vaccination

From the 13th January, vaccinations will start for new citizen groups. These will include people who work in:

– Scientific research and development;
– Information technology and telecommunications;
– Social services;
– Property management;
– Hotel and travel.

14th January will also see 30 more vaccination centres open, adding the total number across Moscow to 100.

The Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine has become available for citizens from December, and any person aged 18 and above can apply to get it, unless they are pregnant or have had viral inspiratory infections in the past 30 days.

The Sputnik V vaccine has been amongst the first ones developed for COVID-19, and has been seed to have a 91.4% success rate. A number of countries have requested to purchase the injection, including Brazil and Venezuela.

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