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Serbia starting COVID-19 immunisation with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia starting COVID-19 immunisation with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine Source: Serbian Government

BELGRADE (Serbia), January 5 (SeeNews) - Serbia plans to start the immunisation of its citizens with Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, a government official said.

A total of  2,400 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine will be used this week, Mirsad Djerlek, state secretary at the health ministry, said in a press release on Monday.

Serbia also expected to receive 19,500 doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday, Djerlek said.

As many as 11,000 healthcare workers and elderly people will receive the jab this week, he added.

In the first phase of the COVID-19 immunisation, Serbia plans to vaccinate about 720,000 people, including health workers and people over 64 years of age, he added.

Serbia took delivery of the first 2,400 doses of Sputnik V on December 30.

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