DPR finalizes vaccination of People’s Militia personnel

April 09, 2021 16:15 // Updated: April 09, 2021 16:15

Donetsk, Apr 9 – DAN. The DPR has finalized inoculation of the People’s Militia service members, Republic’s Head Denis Pushilin said.

“Promptly organized work of the DPR Ministry of Health allowed us to roll out the vaccine for People’s Militia personnel in the shortest possible time,” he said.

Pushilin said that shots were administered to 100 pc of the personnel.

In February, Pushilin said that the DPR plans to vaccinate nearly one million people by the end of 2021.

Health workers, teachers, social workers and military are prioritized in the inoculation.

The vaccination takes place in two stages: first shot is administered intramuscularly, the second one is administered after three weeks. The first one triggers immune reaction, the second reinforces it. After the shots patients must remain under medical surveillance for 30 minutes.

Russia began to develop a vaccine in summer 2020. It was registered on August 11, becoming the first anti-COVID-19 vaccine in the world.

The vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, was named Sputnik V.

The first batch of Sputnik V vaccine arrived in the DPR on January 30. *ot

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