11:34 GMT18 January 2021
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    BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Belgrade received on Wednesday the first batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for immunization of Serbian citizens, it was delivered to the Torlak virology institute, which was broadcast by state news agency Tanjug.

    The batch is expected to consist of 5,000 doses of the vaccine.

    Early in December, Serbia received the first 20 doses of the Russian vaccine for laboratory trials. The Serbian government and the Russian embassy said the country expected to receive the first Sputnik V batch for vaccination by the end of the year. 

    Russia registered the world's first coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, on 11 August. It is 91.4% effective, the latest trial results released by Russian developers earlier this month show. According to researchers, Sputnik V is capable of building up immunity for more than two years.

    vaccine, Sputnik V, Russia, Serbia
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