Coronavirus: After UK, Russia announces 'large-scale' vaccinations from next week

Coronavirus: After UK, Russia announces 'large-scale' vaccinations from next week

Jagran English

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered large scale vaccinations in the country from next week and said that the country has produced over two million doses of its coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V.

"I would ask you to organise the work so that by the end of next week we will have started this large-scale vaccination," Putin was quoted by news agency AFP as saying. He also stated that medics and teachers will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine shots.

Earlier in the day, the UK became the first Western country to grant emergency use licence to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine candidate and said that the same will be available across the country from next week.

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