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Doctors began to vaccinate against coronavirus in Priangarye
The first vaccinations against coronavirus were delivered to doctors of the Irkutsk region. The drug has already been received by five employees of medical institutions in Irkutsk and Shelekhov.
According to the press service of the regional Ministry of Health, the first batch of Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine arrived in the Irkutsk region on September 20. Priority of vaccination among employees of "emergency" polyclinics and infectious diseases hospitals.
Vaccinations can be given voluntarily. So far, the first vaccination has been administered to five doctors. After three weeks, another dose of the drug must be administered.
Ministry of Health registered the world's first vaccine from the coronavirus, developed by the Gamaleya Center, in early August. It was stated that a two-fold system of administration of the new vaccine would allow form long-term immunity, for up to two years.