Russia to register Sputnik M COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12-17

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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

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