106-year-old Russian woman gets COVID vaccine

Russian authorities say a 106-year-old woman has received a domestically produced COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement comes as the country promotes its homegrown inoculations.

Administrators in the southern Volgograd region said on Friday that former agriculture worker and World War Two widow, Elizaveta Boykova, received two jabs of the Sputnik V vaccine at her nursing home.

One care-home worker told NHK Boykova appeared to be in good shape after her second shot.

The administration of President Vladimir Putin has authorized a number of Russian-made vaccines.

But only 5 percent of the population has received a first shot so far. Many who are reluctant cite safety concerns.