Moscow plans vaccinations as Russia's COVID-19 cases hit record amid doctor shortage - (National Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Authorities in Moscow are preparing for mass vaccinations against COVID-19, as reported National Post.

  • Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said on Friday that Moscow residents who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 may be able to do so as early as next month if large volumes of doses are supplied by then.

  • Around 9000 Moscow residents have reportedly received both doses of the Sputnik V vaccine as part of an ongoing large-scale trial.

  • Mass vaccination of the public is not yet possible, as the necessary number of doses of the vaccine have not yet been delivered, Rakova said.

  • Russia is facing challenges in scaling up production of its vaccine with President Vladimir Putin citing issues with the availability of equipment.

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