Donetsk, Feb 1 – DAN. DPR leader Denis Pushilin received the first shot of a Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine as the first batch of Sputnik V arrived to the DPR.
Pushilin received the first shot on Monday, his office said.
Two female health workers were the first DPR residents to be vaccinated.
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