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Putin to get Russian coronavirus vaccine

Putin to get Russian coronavirus vaccine
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Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinRussia keeping 80K troops at border amid NATO exercise, US officials say The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal Pranksters trick Canadian lawmakers with fake Navalny aide: report MORE is slated to receive a coronavirus vaccine, state media reported on Sunday. 

“He said he will be vaccinated, he made this decision and was waiting until all formalities are completed,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Rossiya 1 TV Channel, Reuters reported

Putin, 68, has previously suggested there was no reason for him to be vaccinated, and said the country would focus its vaccination efforts on the elderly and higher-risk individuals. 

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The country announced earlier this year it had developed what it claimed to be a safe and effective vaccine against the virus. 

Putin said one of his daughters took part in a clinical trials for Russia's Sputnik V vaccine in August, according to Reuters.

Public health officials in the United States have approved two vaccines for public use, the first doses of which have been administered in recent weeks. President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Argentina launches 'Green Mondays' campaign to cut greenhouse gases On The Money: Federal judge vacates CDC's eviction moratorium | Biden says he's open to compromise on corporate tax rate | Treasury unsure of how long it can stave off default without debt limit hike MORE and Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMcConnell sidesteps Cheney-Trump drama Trump rips Cheney, McConnell, Pence over 2020 election DNC gathers opposition research on over 20 potential GOP presidential candidates MORE have both publicly take the vaccine to help strengthen public trust in its safety. 

Other former U.S. presidents have said they would do the same.

President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE, who was diagnosed with and recovered from the coronavirus earlier this year, so far has not taken the vaccine publicly or announced plans to do so. It is likely that he has developed antibodies to the virus.