Kremlin won't identify COVID-19 vaccine Putin will receive

Kremlin won't identify COVID-19 vaccine Putin will receive
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A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting Hillicon Valley: NATO members agree to new cyber defense policy | YouTube banning politics, elections in masthead ads | 50 groups urge Biden to fill FCC position to reinstate net neutrality rules MORE on Tuesday announced that the country will not make public the name of the vaccine that Putin will receive.

“We are deliberately not saying which shot the president will get,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters.

While Peskov did not reveal the specific name of the vaccine that Putin is set to receive later in the day on Tuesday, he did note that all three of possible Russian-made vaccines are "absolutely reliable and effective,” according to the news outlet.


Putin first revealed on Monday that he would be receiving one of the three Russian-made vaccines the following day. Russia first approved the Sputnik V vaccine, which has been found to be over 90 percent effective in combatting the coronavirus, and later approved both EpiVacCorona and CoviVac vaccines.

Sputnik V received criticism from health officials for its early approval, as many noted that it had only been tested on a small sample of a few dozen people.

Peskov noted on Monday that “all of [the Russian-made vaccines] are good and reliable" and stated that Putin's vaccination would not be made public.

Peskov on Tuesday specified that Putin did not desire to be vaccinated on camera, according to Reuters.

As of Monday, less than 5 percent of Russia’s population has been vaccinated so far.