The Russian Sputnik V injection began to be used during vaccination of the population against coronavirus in Moldova. Deutsche Welle reports citing the State Secretary of Health of Moldova Igor Kurov.
The first component of the Russian vaccine was delivered to the country on April 24, and the second - on April 30. In total, Moldova received 182,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. At the same time, 62,000 doses were given to Transnistria.
It will be recalled that the first batch of doses of the coronavirus vaccine was delivered to the Republic of Moldova from Romania in late February. It was an AstraZeneca drug. In total, the country received 266,400 doses of this vaccine (including the COVAX program). In addition, Moldova also received 24,500 doses of BioNTech / Pfizer (via COVAX) and 2,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm as aid from the UAE.
As it was reported earlier, Technical experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), jointly with the European Medicines Agency, are due to begin the next round of the review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 on May 10.