Over 30 million Russians receive two COVID vaccines – Deputy Prime Minister – Society & Culture


MOSCOW, August 6. / TASS /. More than 39 million Russians have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus, of which 30 million have received both vaccines, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told TASS on Friday.

“As of the morning of August 6, 2021, more than 39 million people in Russia have been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine and more than 30 million have received the two injections,” she said.

According to Golikova, the leaders in terms of population coverage are Moscow, Moscow region, Belgorod region, Republic of Tyva, Tyumen region, Nenets Autonomous Region, Tula region, Sakhalin region, Chechen Republic and the Chukchi Autonomous Zone.

“Moscow, the regions of Moscow, Tula and Belgorod, and the Chechen Republic have demonstrated the widest vaccination coverage and the decline in mortality over the past two months,” she added.

Mass vaccination of the adult population began in Russia on January 18. Today, four coronavirus vaccines have been registered in Russia, namely Sputnik V and Sputnik Light developed by the Gamaleya Center of the Russian Ministry of Health, EpiVacCorona developed by the Vector Center of the health watchdog, and CoviVac developed by the Chumakov Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona, and CoviVac are two-dose vaccines, while Sputnik Light is a single-dose version of Sputnik V.

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