27 Aug 2021 21:38

As many as 37 mln Russian nationals now fully vaccinated against coronavirus - Deputy PM Golikova

MOSCOW. Aug 27 (Interfax) - More than 37 million Russians have received both components of a coronavirus vaccine, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova told reporters on Friday.

"As of today, the number of citizens who have received the first component of a vaccine has topped 44 million, and more than 37 million people have completed a full vaccination course," Golikova said.

Currently, four vaccines, including Sputnik V and Sputnik Light, both developed by the Russian Health Ministry's Gamaleya Center, EpiVacCorona of the Vector Center controlled by the Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, and CoviVac by the Russian Academy of Sciences' Chumakov Center, are being used in the mass vaccination campaign that was launched in Russia on January 18.

Golikova said earlier in July that once the population have been immunized with at least the first component of a two-shot vaccine, herd immunity to Covid-19, or at least an 80% vaccination rate, should be reached by November 1.