Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that mass vaccination against coronavirus in the capital is planned to begin at the end of this year. He stated this on Saturday, September 5, in an interview with Channel One.
“A serious mass vaccination is likely the end of the year – the beginning of the next,” the official said.
Earlier on the same day, the mayor said that post-registration trials of the COVID-19 vaccine in Moscow could last from two to six months, which means that the mass industrial production of the drug will not begin until December.
On the eve it became known that the first batch of vaccine against coronavirus arrived in three metropolitan clinics. According to the Deputy Mayor of Moscow Anastasia Rakova, the drug was delivered to polyclinics No. 2, 220 and 62. According to her, Muscovites can apply for participation in the study and be the first to receive the vaccine.
At the same time, the Ministry of Health of Russia reported that the first to receive a vaccine against coronavirus infection should be medical workers and employees of educational organizations.
On August 11, Russia registered the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19 under the name Sputnik V.
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