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African and Arab Athletes Receive Sputnik V Vaccine

July 19, 2021 • 3:19 pm CDT
(Coronavirus Today)

With the Russian Direct Investment Fund's support, the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation announced on July 19, 2021, they sent the Sputnik V vaccine for athletes from the national teams of the Arab Republic of Egypt and other African teams.


Almost 3,000 athletes will be able to take advantage of this COVID-19 vaccine.


An airplane with the vaccines arrived in Cairo today, where representatives of the Egyptian government received it for subsequent transfer to the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Moreover, athletes of the national teams of Algeria and Tunisia will also get the vaccine.


The Sputnik V adenoviral-based, two-part vaccine was initially produced in Russia, Sputnik V uses a weakened virus to deliver small parts of a pathogen and stimulate an immune response. Sputnik V is now available in about 67 countries.