Lebanon begins Sputnik V vaccination

Lebanon begins Sputnik V vaccination

Anti-coronavirus vaccination with Russia’s Sputnik V has begun in Lebanon on March 30.

The first batch of the Russian vaccine was flown to Lebanon on March 26.

Registration of companies and organizations willing to vaccinate their staff began on Thursday. According to Sarraf, the vaccination will be carried out under the Lebanese Health Ministry’s control, in clinics and medical centers.

The Lebanese Ministry of Health approved the emergency use of the Russian vaccine on February 5. On February 26, it was announced that 20 private firms had been granted the right to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies manufacturing anti-coronavirus drugs. According to the ministry, 13 of them plan to sign contracts for the supply of the Russian-made Sputnik V, and seven more expect to purchase vaccines from Chinese corporation Sinopharm.