Putin has been revaccinated against COVID-19, Russian agencies say

Russian President Putin addresses participants of a forest and land use event as part of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), via video link from a residence outside Moscow
FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses participants of a forest and land use event as part of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), via video link from the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia November 2, 2021. Sputnik/Evgeniy Paulin/Kremlin via REUTERS

November 21, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has been revaccinated against COVID-19, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying on Sunday.

Putin said in June 2021 that he had been vaccinated with Sputnik V vaccine.

“Today, on your recommendation and that of your colleagues, I got another vaccination, Sputnik Light. This is called revaccination,” Putin said at a meeting with the deputy director of the Gamaleya Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology, which developed both vaccines.

(Reporting by Maxim Rodionov, Editing by William Maclean)