Putin Tells Officials to Start Mass Vaccinations Next Week

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Bottles with Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen before inoculation at a clinic in Tver, Russia, Oct. 12. (Reuters/Tatyana Makeyeva/File Photo)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered authorities to begin mass vaccinations against COVID-19 from next week in Russia.

“Let’s agree on this – you will not report to me next week, but you will start mass vaccination … let’s get to work already,” Putin told Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova.