Uzbekistan receives new batch of Russia's 'Sputnik V' vaccine

Uzbekistan Materials 1 June 2021 17:22 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan receives new batch of Russia's 'Sputnik V' vaccine

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 1

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

Uzbekistan has received a new batch of the Russian 'Sputnik V' coronavirus vaccine, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan.

According to the Ministry of Health, 70,000 doses of the vaccine have been delivered to Uzbekistan. In April, in total, Uzbekistan received 100,000 doses, which brings the country's vaccine reserve to 4.33 million doses.

So far, 2,069,518 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been used in Uzbekistan. At the first stage, 1,354,785 people received the vaccine, at the second stage - 714,239 and at the third stage - 494 people.

The leaders in terms of vaccination rates remain Fergana region (268,700), Namangan region (244,200) and Andijan region (235,000).

The coronavirus vaccination campaign in Uzbekistan began on April 1. At the first stage, people over 65 years old, people with chronic diseases, employees of medical and educational institutions (schools, kindergartens), as well as representatives of law enforcement agencies were vaccinated.

At the second stage journalists, bloggers and media workers, public transport workers (subway, railways, airport employees), students studying abroad, and labor migrants are being vaccinated.

It is noted that vaccination is carried out on a voluntary basis and simultaneously with three AstraZeneca preparations - two doses, ZF-UZ-VAC2001 - three doses, Sputnik V - two doses.

In total, the authorities of Uzbekistan intend to vaccinate four million people by the end of June.


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