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Push to get wary Russians vaccinated leaves some COVID clinics short

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By Polina Nikolskaya VLADIMIR, Russia (Reuters) -Alexander tried three times over 10 days to get his first dose of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in his home town of Vladimir. Twice, supplies ran out as he was standing in the queue. “People line up from 4 a.m. although the centre opens at 10 a.m.,” the 33-year-old said, as he finally entered the walk-in vaccination room in the town, where gold-domed medieval churches attract crowds of tourists in normal years. A third wave of COVID-19 infections has lifted reported daily deaths in Russia to record highs in recent weeks, and sluggish de…

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