Russia plans mass COVID-19 vaccination in October

Last Updated: Sunday, 2 August 2020 (11:38 IST)
MOSCOW: Russian Health Ministry is planning a mass vaccination campaign against the for October, TASS news agency reported, citing Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.
 
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“We plan wider vaccination for October because we need to launch a new system of treatment gradually,” Murashko said.
 
The vaccination against the coronavirus is planned to be free of charge, he added.
 
According to the minister, clinical trials of a developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology were over.
 
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in late July that he was hopeful that Russia will produce a reliable vaccine against COVID-19 by the fall.
 
Russia registered 5,462 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 845,443, the country’s COVID-19 response center said in a statement on Saturday. (UNI)