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20 October 2021, 13:46

Lukashenko says ready to get vaccinated but would wait for Belarusian jab

MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) – I am ready to get vaccinated, but with the Belarusian vaccine, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to employees of Minsk Oblast Clinical Hospital on 20 October, BelTA has learned.

The president said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was vaccinated with Sputnik V, while U.S. President Joe Biden got Pfizer vaccine.

“We agreed with Dmitry Pinevich [Healthcare Minister] that as soon as the Belarusian vaccine is ready, we will get jabbed. So, please, work on our vaccine. I am ready to get vaccinated, but only with our product, only with the Belarusian vaccine,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

The president added that the percentage of vaccinated people among severe COVID-19 patients in hospitals is very small. “We can see that vaccinated people are less likely to get infected, and even if they do catch COVID, they recover fast. This is a clinically confirmed fact,” said the head of state.

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