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ABKHAZIA SENTED A REQUEST FOR PURCHASING A VACCINE SPUTNIK V

Monday, 21 September 2020 22:02 1007

Sukhum. September 21st. Apsnypress. Abkhazia sent a request to Russia to purchase a vaccine against coronavirus infection - Sputnik V. Health Minister Tamaz Tsakhnakia told Apsnypress about this.

According to Minister, the vaccine will be purchased at the expense of the Ministry of Health: “We sent an oral request because the third stage of the vaccine trial has not yet been completed, and therefore it is not yet widely used in Russia. But, nevertheless, we asked to give the opportunity to receive this vaccine, so that our citizens could be vaccinated on their own free will. We count on a batch of about 15 - 20 thousand doses. The Russian side is considering the request, and as soon as a decision on export is made, they will let us know, ” Minister said.

Vaccination of citizens of Abkhazia will be free of charge.

“The Ministry of Health, when purchasing an influenza vaccine vaccinates the population free of charge. It is the same in this case , ” Tamaz Tsakhnakia stressed.