Serbia Gets Another Batch Of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine

Serbia Gets Another Batch of Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine

BELGRADE (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th October, 2021) A further batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has arrived in Serbia, the minister in charge of innovation and technology said Sunday.

"More doses of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived in Serbia overnight," Nenad Popovic said in a statement.

The batch includes first and second doses of the two-component vaccine against COVID-19.

More than a million people in the country of nearly 7 million have contracted COVID-19 and 9,000 died since the pandemic begun.

The Balkan nation began industrial production of the Sputnik V vaccine for domestic use in June. Popovic said Serbia had produced 1.5 million doses, with 2.5 million more to come by the end of the year.