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First batch of Russian vaccine Sputnik V delivered to Azerbaijan

02.05.2021 36 просмотров

Authorities gave permission for the use of the Russian drug in March.

The first batch of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V arrived in Azerbaijan on Sunday. The drugs were delivered to the Baku International Airport named after Heydar Aliyev. TASS from the scene.

The cargo was met by representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health of Azerbaijan, the Russian Ambassador to Baku Mikhail Bocharnikov.

“The delivery of the vaccine is a gesture of our friendship with Azerbaijan. I am glad that the Russian vaccine will contribute to Azerbaijan's fight against the coronavirus infection,” the diplomat stressed. As Bocharnikov recalled, the effectiveness of Sputnik V is 97%, the drug is registered in more than 60 countries.

The Russian ambassador added that the delivery of the next batch of vaccine is expected during May.

In March, the Russian “Sputnik V” was allowed to be used for vaccination of the population.

Vaccination campaign

Vaccination in Azerbaijan began on January 18th. So far, the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech (Sinovac Biotech) is using CoronaVac for immunization. Baku has signed a contract to purchase a total of 9 million doses of this vaccine. Delivery of 4 million of them is carried out from Turkey. From May 3, the population will also be vaccinated with Vaxzevria (“Vaxzevria”), this is the new name of the product of the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca (“AstraZeneca”). Initially, this vaccine will be administered to people aged 60 years and older.

In general, Azerbaijan purchased 432,000 doses of Vaxzevria vaccine within the framework of the international COVAX platform. 84,000 of them entered the country in early April, the remaining batches will be delivered by the end of May.

According to the operational headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers, more than 1.5 million (15%) citizens of the republic have already been vaccinated.< br>

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