Russian Ambassador Bazdnikin: 200,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine will be delivered


Russian Ambassador Sergey Bazdnikin did not specify Thursday the exact date when the remaining quantities of the Sputnik V vaccine would arrive in North Macedonia but voiced assurance that the vaccination of Macedonian citizens would be uninterrupted and the bilateral agreement would be honored.

Ambassador Bazdnikin told reporters in Shtip that the agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Ministry of Health was signed in March and 6,000 doses have already been delivered.

“According to the agreement, 200,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine are to be delivered, with 6,000 already here. We are currently working on the delivery of the remaining quantities. The Russian side will honor its obligations arising from the agreement,” noted Bazdnikin.

He added that the Sputnik V vaccine is absolutely safe, with an efficacy rate of over 90 percent.

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