Vaccinations in Russia and the Vatican

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Vatican starts vaccinations in mid-January
The Vatican will begin vaccinating its employees in mid-January. Thus, in a first phase, the health personnel, the security forces, as well as elderly people will be immunized against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Vatican said, according to media reports. The vaccinations are to take place in the entrance of the Aula Nervi. It is expected that the Vatican will receive enough doses to vaccinate all its employees.

The Vatican secured 10,000 doses of Corona vaccine from Biontech/Pfizer. The quota is sufficient to protect the approximately 4,500 employees of the Holy See and Vatican City State from the corona virus. In addition, co-insured family members and retirees are also eligible for the dual immunization. The papal pediatric clinic “Bambino Gesu” has already begun administering the vaccine.

More than 800,000 people vaccinated in Russia
More than 800,000 people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Russia so far. A total of 1.5 million doses of the “Sputnik V” vaccine have been delivered to the country’s various regions, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said Saturday, according to the Tass agency. However, this is behind the planned amount.

At the start of the mass vaccinations a few weeks ago, Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin had still expected around two million doses for December alone. But Russia, with its 146 million inhabitants, has problems producing the vaccine in large quantities.

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