Russia will start producing 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine per month

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Russia in December-January will start producing 5 million doses of coronavirus vaccine per month. This was announced by the director of the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. N.F. Gamalea of ​​the Ministry of Health of Russia Alexander Gunzburg August 12.

He added that the process of creating a Russian vaccine against the new coronavirus infection took about five months.

“The technology fully justifies the hopes that were placed on it,” concluded Gunzburg.

Earlier on the same day, the head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, said that the first packages of vaccines against coronavirus would be released within two weeks. Doctors will be the first to be vaccinated on a voluntary basis. Ministry of Health recommends vaccination against coronavirus from 80 to 85% of medical workers in countries

On August 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the registration in our country of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine developed by this center.

The drug was named “Sputnik V” by analogy with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite in 1957. It is based on the already well-known platform on which a number of vaccines have been created. As noted in the Ministry of Health, the experience of using such drugs shows that they are capable of giving long-term immunity – up to two years.

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