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The San Marino government has approved the use of the Russian single-component vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik Light, the press service of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) told RBC.
Sputnik Light is approved in the republic as an independent drug and as a booster to enhance the effect of all other vaccines. “More and more countries are registering Sputnik Light as a universal booster to increase the duration of action of other coronavirus vaccines,” said Kirill Dmitriev, RDIF CEO…
A week ago, on November 13, the Minister of the Republic of Health and Social Welfare Roberto Chavatta reported “RIA News”that San Marino is negotiating with RDIF on the purchase of a batch of Sputnik Light to carry out the third dose of pre-vaccination of citizens. “We are at the stage of negotiations, I think they will be completed within a couple of weeks. So far, Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine is being used as a booster dose, ”said Chawatta.
According to Chawatta, San Marino began to administer the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to the population, and by November 13, 300 thousand people had been vaccinated. The first were retirees, nursing home employees and people with chronic diseases.