Slovakia will launch a stage-by-stage mass vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus on Monday, using Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, according to a representative for the country’s Health Ministry.
According to the ministry, stage-by-stage immunization with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine “will commence in Slovakia on June 7,” beginning with provinces in the country’s west and north, TASS reports.
Slovak people aged 18 to 60 will be able to get vaccinated with Sputnik V beginning on June 7, 2021, according to earlier media reports.
On December 26, 2020, attempts to vaccinate against the Coronavirus began in Slovakia. Vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca have been used in the nation.
Slovakia began accepting online registrations for Russian vaccination recipients on June 1. It may be found at korona.gov.sk.
On August 11, 2020, Russia became the first country in the world to register Sputnik V, a coronavirus vaccine. The inoculation was produced by the Russian Healthcare Ministry’s Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.
Slovakia is now ranked 50th in the world in terms of COVID-19 instances recorded, with over 390,430 instances recorded. Over 12,400 persons died as a result of the new coronavirus infection, whereas more than 376,430 recovered.