Over 8 million Russians vaccinated against COVID-19 – Ifax

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MOSCOW, April 16 (Reuters) – Russia has vaccinated more than 8 million citizens so far against COVID-19, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova was cited by the Interfax news agency as saying on Friday, out of a total Russian population of some 144 million.

It is an increase of around 3 million in the past six weeks. Golikova said on March 5 that 5 million Russians had received at least the first shot of the two-dose vaccine. (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Polina Ivanova Editing by Gareth Jones)

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