Moscow Distributes Sputnik V COVID-19 Vaccine to Most Vulnerable Group

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  • Moscow began distributing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday to the most vulnerable groups in the country
  • The vaccination program, which will be coordinated through 70 clinics, marks Russia's first large-scale vaccination against the infection
  • The Russian-developed vaccine will first be administered to healthcare workers, teachers, and social workers, who run the highest risk of exposure to the disease
  • President Vladimir Putin has also ordered a nationwide voluntary vaccination program to commence next week
  • Officials say the country expects to have vaccinated about 2 million people this month