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First vaccinations against COVID-19 are carried out in Belarus

Trials of a coronavirus vaccine produced by Russian scientists have begun in Belarus, Onliner reports. The first two patients received the COVID-19 vaccine today.

The first patients infected with COVID-19 got vaccination in the Minsk city polyclinic №28. The vaccine was developed at the Gamaleya Scientific Institute in Russia and was named as “Sputnik V”. The vaccine is currently undergoing clinical trials in Belarus. Vaccine testing is carried out on a voluntary basis (subject to the patient's official consent to the vaccination).

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 100 out of 400 Belarusians will take part in the clinical trials of the vaccine.

The term for testing the vaccine in Belarus will be 180 days (the first patients have already been vaccinated).

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