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Almost 40 million Russians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - report - Metro US

Almost 40 million Russians fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – report

FILE PHOTO: People line up to receive a dose of Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Almost 40 million people in Russia have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the TASS news agency quoted Anna Popova, the head of the consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, as saying on Wednesday.

Authorities in Russia, which has a population of 146 million, have said they are aiming for 80% of the population to have immunity by November.

(Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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