Russia will present its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine at the UN headquarters on Wednesday, state news agency TASS reported, citing the country's UN mission spokesman Fedor Strzhizhovskiy.
The presentation, to be held in a virtual format by Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, according to TASS.
During a speech to the UN General Assembly in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to supply Sputnik V to UN personnel for free.
"We are offering to provide our vaccine, free of charge, for the voluntary vaccination of the staff of the UN and its offices. We have received requests from our UN colleagues in this respect, and we will respond to those," Putin said in his speech.
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric had responded to Putin's offer saying, “We thank President Putin for his generous offer which will be studied by our medical services.”
Last week, Russia said that the latest data suggests its coronavirus vaccine is at least 91.4% effective and could be more than 95% effective.
Data obtained 28 days after the first dose and seven days after the second dose showed the vaccine was 91.4% effective, according to a news release published on the Sputnik V Twitter account.