Russian President Vladimir Putin called for increasing the production of two Russian vaccines against coronavirus and providing them primarily to the domestic market, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the president, both drugs should be supplied to Russian pharmacy chains as widely as possible.
The head of state also congratulated Novosibirsk scientists on the registration of the second Russian vaccine against COVID-19, noting their work, talent and dedication.
Recall that today it became known that another coronavirus vaccine was registered in Russia. The drug was developed by the Novosibirsk center "Vector".
According to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, the new vaccine is characterized by a lack of reactogenicity and a fairly high level of safety. The first 60 thousand doses of the drug will be produced in the near future.
Post-registration clinical trials of the vaccine will begin in various Russian regions with the participation of 40 thousand volunteers. It is also planned to conduct a clinical study among 150 people over 60 years old.
Note that the first Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was registered in Russia in mid-August. It was developed by NITsEM them. Gamalei.
In turn, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said that the volume of production of vaccines against COVID in the Russian Federation will gradually increase from 800 thousand doses in November to 15 million doses in the spring of next year.