The Ministry of Health plans to vaccinate labor migrants with the Sputnik Light vaccine

The Ministry of Health intends to vaccinate labor migrants with Sputnik Light, said Minister Mikhail Murashko. President Vladimir Putin previously asked to work out the issue of vaccination of people who come from abroad and work in Russia.

“The first thing that was announced was for foreign workers working in Russia. We plan that Sputnik Light will be available for them … we know how to do all vaccinations, ”said Mr. Murashko at the SPIEF (quoted by RIA Novosti). According to him, Russia has enough production capacity to vaccinate migrants.

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Vaccination in Russia has been taking place since December 2020. In August 2020, the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was registered. In early May, the one-component drug Sputnik Light was approved. EpiVacCorona and KoviVac are also registered in Russia.

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