Russia has administered COVID-19 vaccines to 39 million people

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A medical worker holds a syringe with Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before administering an injection at a vaccination centre in a shopping mall in Saint Petersburg, Russia February 24, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

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MOSCOW, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Russia has administered COVID-19 vaccines to 38.9 million people, about 27% of its population, health minister Mikhail Murashko said on Thursday.

He did not say whether the figure referred to those who have received at least one dose or those who were fully inoculated. Last month, the government said 33.6 million people had received at least one dose and 22.6 million both doses. read more

Murashko also said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that Russia had made a total of 53 million vaccine doses available to the public and the COVID-19 situation in the country was stabilising.

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Reporting by Anton Zverev Writing by Olzhas Auyezov Editing by Mark Heinrich

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