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Kyrgyzstan received 200 thousand free doses of Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine

On November 12, Kyrgyzstan received 200 thousand doses of the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine. The vaccine was provided by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) as part of an urgent humanitarian operation.

The cargo was met at Manas Airport by Deputy Minister Uluk-Bek Bekturganov. “The Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic expresses enormous gratitude to the Russian Federation for its help provided to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It should be noted that earlier 120 thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine were delivered to Kyrgyzstan from the Russian Federation on the basis of an agreement with the Russian Direct Investments Fund. Out of these, ten thousand doses were provided for free. At present, all vaccines have been used to vaccinate the country’s population,” said Uluk-Bek Bekturganov in his speech.

This vaccine will be administered to all volunteers above 18 years of age.

Sputnik Light is a vector vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Sputnik Light is a simplified version of Sputnik V that consists of one of the two components of the main vaccine. It is a safe and approved single-component vaccine that is highly effective against Delta and other new variants.

This vaccine provides long-term protection that increases 4-6 months after vaccination.


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