MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s health ministry will register a new Sputnik M vaccine for use for children aged 12-17 later on Wednesday, with shots expected to be available at the end of December, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told a government meeting.
Russia has been grappling with a surge in coronavirus infections and related deaths in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, in another development, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he had participated in trials of a nasal form of a vaccine against COVID-19.
Putin was revaccinated against the coronavirus on Sunday with Russia’s Sputnik Light shot.
Photo – A man receives a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 disease at a vaccination center in Gostinny Dvor, a huge exhibition place in Moscow, Russia. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV