Russia says it has vaccinated 20 million people against COVID-19 – Ifax

MOSCOW — Russia had vaccinated at least 20 million people against COVID-19 out of a population of more than 144 million as of June 18, the head of the consumer health watchdog was cited as saying by Interfax news agency on Thursday.

Russian officials have complained publicly about the slow rate of the vaccination program despite the availability of COVID-19 shots and have introduced an array of measures to coax and compel people to get inoculated.

(Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

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