- After months of battling against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Russia has officially registered the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19
- Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the vaccine showed efficient results and has lasting immunity from the coronavirus
- He also revealed that one of his daughters received the shot of the COVID-19 vaccine
- President Putin announced that mass vaccination will be starting very soon
President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that Russia has officially registered its developed COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
KAMI learned that according to the Russian President, one of his daughters was injected with the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a report by The Associated Press, President Putin attended a government meeting and claimed that the vaccine has been proven to be efficient during trials and it has lasting immunity from the coronavirus.
The Russian President also mentioned that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests before it was registered.
"This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered,” Putin reportedly said in a televised meeting.
As reported by Independent UK (authored by Oliver Carroll), President Putin revealed that one of his daughters was injected by the COVID-19 vaccine. He also mentioned that the mass vaccination will start soon.
“One of my daughters did the inoculation herself,” he said.
"After the first injection, her temperature went up to 38, but by the next day it was just a little over 37,” he added.
According to deputy prime minister Tatyana Golikova, medical workers, teachers, and other risk groups will be the first to have a shot of the vaccine.
As of posting time, more than 20 million people across the globe have been infected by the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. The said coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China.
Just a month ago, the defense ministry of Russia announced that the COVID-19 vaccine it has been developing already showed promising results after clinical trials.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier announced that he accepted the COVID-19 vaccine offer of Russia. He even volunteered to be the first to receive the shot in the Philippines to ensure its safety.
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