May 12, 2021 – 13:02 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – The first bath of 14,000 second doses of Sputnik-V Covid vaccine has arrived in Armenia, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday, April 12.
The Ministry said the same amount of the first doses of the Russian vaccine has already been administered among health workers and people at a higher risk from coronavirus.
Armenia is currently using AstraZeneca vaccine to inoculate people aged above 55, while folks under that age are getting Sputnik-V shots. The vaccination program rolled out across the country in mid-April, with health authorities also setting up mobile vaccination facilities near shopping malls and on major streets in Yerevan, the capital.
Foreigners currently residing in Armenia too can receive the jabs free of charge.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Armenia grew by 354 to reach 219,950 on Wednesday. So far, 206078 people have recovered, 4272 have died from the coronavirus in the country, while 1050 others carrying the virus have died from other causes.