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Montenegro Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

February 21, 2021 • 9:30 am CST
(Coronavirus Today)

TASS reported the Balkan country of Montenegro launched a vaccination program with the Sputnik V vaccine. The Public Health Institute of Montenegro announced on February 21, 2021, the vaccine was delivered at care houses for the elderly.

Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) is an adenoviral-based vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Sputnik V uses a weakened virus to deliver small parts of a pathogen and stimulate an immune response.

The total number of COVID-19 related fatalities in Montenegro since the beginning of the pandemic is 950. Since February 20th, eleven fatalities related to COVID-19 have been reported to the Institute in patients from Bar (3), Podgorica (2), Cetinje (2), Herceg Novi (2), Budva (1), and Ulcinj (1), of whom the youngest was 48, and the oldest 85 years of age.