First batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Azerbaijan

First batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Azerbaijan

The first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Azerbaijan on Sunday, TASS reported. 

The drugs were delivered to Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Representatives of Azerbaijan’s Foreign and Health Ministries and Russian Ambassador to Baku Mikhail Bocharnikov took part in the greeting ceremony.

"The vaccine’s delivery is a gesture of our friendship with Azerbaijan. I’m glad that the Russian vaccine will contribute to Azerbaijan’s struggle against the coronavirus infection," the diplomat said. According to Bocharnikov, Sputnik V’s efficacy is 97%, and the vaccine has been registered in more than 60 countries.

The Russian envoy noted that the next batch’s delivery is expected during this month.

In March, Azerbaijan’s authorities issued permission for using Sputnik V for vaccinating citizens.

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