‘Mass COVID-19 vaccination in Russia to begin in about month’

Last Updated: Sunday, 16 August 2020 (16:36 IST)
Moscow: Mass vaccination against the in will begin in about a month after the required amount of vaccine is produced, Alexander Gintsburg, the director of the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, told Sputnik on Sunday.

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“Mass vaccination will be with some delay, only due to the fact that the main part of the produced vaccine will subject to post-registration studies. After that, the rest of the products will be for civilian sales. There will be a delay of 2-3 weeks, maybe a month,” Gintsburg said.
The scientist also said that post-registration studies of the vaccine would take from four to six months.
Earlier this week, Russia registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V and developed by the Gamaleya Institute. The Russian Ministry of Health has said that Sputnik V had undergone all necessary checks and proven to be capable of building immunity against the virus. (UNI)