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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Friday that the country registered Sputnik V, a Russian vaccine against COVID-19.

    "Good news for all citizens of Moldova! A few minutes ago, the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 Sputnik V was officially registered in the Republic of Moldova," Dodon wrote on his Facebook page.

    To date, the vaccine has been approved by more than 30 countries.
    A healthcare worker prepares a dose of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Gam-COVID-Vac, trade-named Sputnik V, at a coronavirus vaccination center at a shopping mall, in Moscow, Russia.
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    A healthcare worker prepares a dose of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Gam-COVID-Vac, trade-named Sputnik V, at a coronavirus vaccination center at a shopping mall, in Moscow, Russia.
    Sputnik V is a human adenoviral platform-based vaccine, which was developed by Russia's Gamaleya Center and registered by the Russian government on August 11 last year. Interim results from Phase 3 clinical trials established its efficacy at 91.6 percent, as published by The Lancet.
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