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Russia: First batch of Sputnik-V vaccine against COVID-19 reaches Baltic Fleet 02:16

Russia: First batch of Sputnik-V vaccine against COVID-19 reaches Baltic Fleet

Russian Federation, Kaliningrad
December 5, 2020 at 09:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

First batches of Sputnik-V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against COVID-19 reached the Baltic Fleet units in Kaliningrad on Saturday.

Around 3,000 packages of Sputnik-V are set to be delivered to the Baltic Fleet to vaccinate the military medical staff and personnel.

"First of all, it is a responsibility and an honour to be one of the first in the Baltic Fleet to get COVID-19 vaccine. I feel as usual, as if it was any other vaccine against virus infections," said Ivan Kalyonov, the Head of 1409 Navy Military Clinical Hospital after being vaccinated.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced last week that a coronavirus vaccine campaign was launched among the active duty personnel.

On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin ordered the start of mass vaccination against the novel coronavirus in Russia by the end of next week. Medical personnel and teachers will be the first to get the shots.

Russia: First batch of Sputnik-V vaccine against COVID-19 reaches Baltic Fleet 02:16
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First batches of Sputnik-V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against COVID-19 reached the Baltic Fleet units in Kaliningrad on Saturday.

Around 3,000 packages of Sputnik-V are set to be delivered to the Baltic Fleet to vaccinate the military medical staff and personnel.

"First of all, it is a responsibility and an honour to be one of the first in the Baltic Fleet to get COVID-19 vaccine. I feel as usual, as if it was any other vaccine against virus infections," said Ivan Kalyonov, the Head of 1409 Navy Military Clinical Hospital after being vaccinated.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced last week that a coronavirus vaccine campaign was launched among the active duty personnel.

On Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin ordered the start of mass vaccination against the novel coronavirus in Russia by the end of next week. Medical personnel and teachers will be the first to get the shots.