First Sputnik V shots administered to DPR residents

February 01, 2021 15:43 // Updated: February 02, 2021 20:46

Donetsk, Feb 1 – DAN. The front of the DPR queue for Sputnik V anti-COVID shots have received the shots today, DAN correspondents say as they visit one of the vaccination sites in the First Aid Center No.11 in the capital.

Two female health workers were the first DPR residents to be vaccinated. They say they feel well.  

The first batch of Sputnik V vaccine arrived in the DPR on January 30. Next shipments are expected soon.

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 after the first Soviet space satellite. Vaccine’s efficacy is confirmed at 91.4%. *ot

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