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Slovakia to start Sputnik Jabs in June

Christian Fernsby |
Slovakia's health minister said Wednesday that the EU member would start offering Russia's Sputnik V vaccine in June, months after Bratislava's purchase of the coronavirus jabs triggered a government crisis.

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Topics: SLOVAKIA   

he announcement comes a day after the health ministry said it would suspend first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as it investigates a fatal blood clot in a patient who received the jab.

"Within days, I will sign the consent for vaccination with Sputnik V," Slovak Health Minister Vladimir Lengvarsky told reporters.

He added that Slovaks between the ages of 18 and 60 would be able to choose Sputnik from among the available vaccines starting June 1.

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