More than 7.5 million doses of covid vaccine will be produced in Russia per year

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The Russian manufacturer of the CoviVac vaccine against covid plans to produce 7.5 million doses by the end of the year. In the near future, the scientific named after Chumakov also plans to increase the age threshold for those who can be given the vaccine. The general director of the center, Aydar Ishmukhametov, told about this, Izvestia reports.

The Chumakov center has already submitted documents for expanding the indications for use to the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Currently, people aged 18 to 60 can be vaccinated with the drug. They also submitted documents to WHO in order to prequalify their vaccine and be able to send it to third world countries.

The drug “KoviVac” provokes the development of immunity, which lasts for 8 months. They began to vaccinate them on April 29.