First 10 thousand doses of Sputnik V vaccine receivedSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On February 27, Mongolia received first 10 thousand doses of Sputnik V vaccine developed by the Russian Federation.
The vaccine was brought by a cargo charter flight in route of Seoul-Ulaanbaatar and the next batch of 10 thousand doses of Sputnik V vaccine is planned to arrive within the first week of March. Thus, Mongolia will receive 20 thousand doses of Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus by the order of the Government.
Minister of Health S.Enkhbold, State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Ts.Erdembileg and Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Mongolia Maksim V.Vasilev attended the vaccine handing-over ceremony.
In February 2021, the Mongolian Ministry of Health approved the use of Sputnik V vaccine developed by the N.F.Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
The World Health Organization plans to approve the Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use within March. Furthermore, over 40 countries have registered Sputnik V vaccine in the drug registry to vaccinate their citizens after the approval by the WHO and the scientists defined that the vaccine has 92 percent efficacy, the Ministry of Health reports.