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Russia is starting its Covid-19 vaccination programme, with clinics in the capital Moscow inoculating those most at risk from the virus.

Its own vaccine Sputnik V, which was registered in August, is being used.

Developers say it is 95% effective and causes no major side effects, but it is still undergoing mass testing.

Thousands of people have already registered to get the first of two jabs over the weekend, but it is unclear how much Russia can manufacture.

Producers are only expected to make two million doses of the vaccine by the end of the year.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who announced the programme earlier in the week, said it was being offered to people in the city of 13 million who work in schools and the health service, and social workers.

He said the list would grow as more of the vaccine became available.

An online registration service allows city residents in the above professions aged 18-60 to book free appointments at 70 sites around the city.

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  • Navalny Sunday, 06 December 2020 02:14 AM

    This vaccin is not tested well enough. And majority of the people who get it first, don't want the vaccin( healthcareworkers, nurses, vulnerable people etc) But they are forced to, otherwise they will lose their job

    Roisin Sunday, 06 December 2020 02:18 AM

    This vaccin is not tested well enough. Majority of people who get it first in Russia(healthcareworkers, nurses etc) don't want it yet. But they are forced to, because otherwise they will lose their jobs.

    Selvakumar Sunday, 06 December 2020 04:36 AM

    If 95℅ of no major side effect for first time application to the coronavirus vaccines that's great for medical scientist , if researchers

    Roisin Sunday, 06 December 2020 04:43 AM

    This vaccin is not tested well enough. The majority of the Russians who are getting it first( nurses, healthcareworkers, vulnerable people etc.) don't want to get this vaccin, but they are forced to. Otherwise they will loose their jobs. A Russian internist in Moscow told me

    Selvakumar Sunday, 06 December 2020 04:47 AM

    If 95% no side effect for coronavirus vaccines when first apply to human body's that's great way to researchers

    Sunil Sunday, 06 December 2020 02:20 PM

    Like what the Russians gave to Nalvany?

    Kumar Sunday, 06 December 2020 10:57 PM

    US president elect is getting ready to take local vaccine. Is Putin scared to take the sputnik vaccine.

    Abdulla Moos Sunday, 06 December 2020 11:47 PM

    Russians were the first to vaccinate humans for corona virus. It is sadly a pathetic story. Their stats are proif enough.


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