Kazakhstan Refutes Social Media Reports Linking Almaty Region Doctor's Death To Sputnik V
Umer Jamshaid 16 days ago Fri 26th March 2021 | 06:00 PM
NUR-SULTAN (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th March, 2021) SULTAN, March 26 (Sputnik) - A Kazakh online portal designed to fight disinformation, Stopfake.kz, refuted on Friday reports on social media that a doctor in Kazakhstan's Almaty Region died after being inoculated with Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V.
According to the portal, which was created with the support of the Kazakh information ministry, the doctor was not vaccinated as she had pre-existing conditions.
In early February, Kazakhstan launched its vaccination campaign using the Russian vaccine with priority given to the medical workers. In early March, the country vaccinating teachers and law enforcement officers. In the second quarter of this year, Kazakhstan plans to use QazCovid-in, the domestically-developed vaccine, which is currently undergoing the third phase of clinical trials.