Montenegrin authorities have received the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic personally handed over 2,000 doses of the drug. RIA Novosti reports.
The Serbian Prime Minister flew to Podgorica on Wednesday evening, February 17. Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic met her at the airport. Soon a batch of two thousand more doses of the Russian drug for revaccination will arrive in Montenegro, Brnabic specified. She suggested that the drug could be applied to frontline health workers.
In addition, the Ministry of Health of Montenegro reported on negotiations with representatives of the Russian government and the Gamaleya Center on the supply of Sputnik V vaccine from Russia directly.
Prior to this, vaccination against coronavirus in Montenegro was not carried out due to the lack of a drug for immunization. The permission to import the Russian drug was issued by the Institute of Medicines and Medical Devices of Montenegro on February 11 in accordance with the decision of the country's government.
The Russian drug “Sputnik V” became the world's first registered vaccine based on the human adenovirus. At present, the development of Russian scientists is among the ten best vaccine candidates in the list of the World Health Organization (WHO). In Russia, the vaccination campaign started on December 5, 2020.