Wednesday , July 28 2021

Moscow releases Sputnik V Covid as the most exposed



MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow began distributing Sputnik V Covid-19 gunfire to more than 70 clinics on Saturday, marking Russia’s first vaccination against the disease, the city’s coronavirus working group said. The Russian-made vaccine will first be available to doctors and other medical professionals, teachers and social workers because they are at the highest risk of contracting the disease.
“You work in an educational institution and you have a top priority for the Covid-19 vaccine, free of charge,” read a text message received by a Muscovite primary school teacher early Saturday.
The head of Russia’s Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev, told the BBC on Friday that Russia expected to give the vaccine to about 2 million people this month. “During the first five hours, 5,000 people reported the stroke – teachers, doctors, social workers, those who today risk their health and live the longest,” Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his personal website on Friday. Russia has already vaccinated more than 1,00,000 people at high risk, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said earlier this week during a special presentation to the UN on Sputnik V.
Moscow, a city of about 13 million people, is the epicenter of the Russian epidemic. Reported 7,993 new cases on Saturday, up from 6,868 the previous day. The age for those who receive shots is limited to 60 years. People with certain basic health conditions, pregnant women and those who have had a respiratory illness in the last two weeks have not been vaccinated.
Scientists have expressed concern about the speed with which Russia is operating, giving the regulator the green light for its vaccines and launching mass vaccinations before the full test is completed. The Sputnik V vaccine is administered in two injections, and the second dose is expected to be given 21 days after the first.
Deputy Prime Minister Tatjana Golikova said on Friday that those vaccinated should avoid public places and reduce their intake of drugs and alcohol, which can suppress immunity, in the first 42 days after the first stroke.

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