Overseas U.S. diplomats are using local vaccines to protect themselves from the coronavirus, as U.S.-made vaccines are scarce for everyone. The Washington Post reports the shortage of American vaccinations for employees of their own diplomatic missions.
A number of employees of the embassy and consulates turned to the Russian side for the provision of doses of "Sputnik V"
- notes the American edition with reference to unnamed sources of information.
The Washington Post notes that Sputnik V has not yet received approval in the United States, so the State Department is not advising its employees to be vaccinated with the Russian vaccine. However, diplomats have the right to make an independent decision on their own vaccination, especially since the State Department is not yet able to provide all American diplomats with vaccines against covid.
Unlike the Americans, the inhabitants of Mexico believed in the Russian remedy for Covid-19 and plan to use it to vaccinate the most vulnerable part of the population - the elderly, which once again testifies to the high quality of the vaccine from Russia.