Putin orders 'large-scale' vaccinations to start next week

By: AFP      Published: 07:23 PM, 2 Dec, 2020
 Putin orders 'large-scale' vaccinations to start next week

President Vladimir Putin told health officials Wednesday to start widespread vaccinations next week, adding that Russia has produced close to 2 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine.

"I would ask you to organise the work so that by the end of next week we will have started this large-scale vaccination," Putin said. The president noted that teachers and medics will be the first to receive the jab.