Kazakhstan has started production of the first batch of Russian vaccine against coronavirus “Sputnik V” in the amount of 90 thousand doses, reports RIA Novosti, referring to the statement of the first deputy minister of health of the republic Marat Shoranov.
As specified, on February 1, vaccination of the population will begin in the country using the drug “Sputnik V”, manufactured in the Russian Federation, and from February 15, it is planned to use the vaccine produced by the Karaganda pharmaceutical complex.
According to Shoranov, by July the production volume at this site is planned to be increased to 2 million doses.
In addition, in the second quarter, the appearance of the Kazakh drug QazCovid-in is expected, which is now undergoing the third phase of clinical trials.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian Federation and Belarus create a joint production of a Russian vaccine against coronavirus in Belarusian territory. According to the Ministry of Health of Belarus, the drug “Sputnik V” can begin to be produced in the republic in late February – early March.