Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the registration of the third Russian vaccine against COVID-19, developed by the Chumakov Center, Interfax reports.
According to the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, already in mid-March, the first 120 thousand doses of the KoviVac vaccine will be launched into civil circulation.
Mishustin noted that the Russian Federation is the only state on the planet where there are three vaccines against COVID-19 at once.
“CoviVac” differs from other vaccines in that it mimics the body’s natural process of fighting the virus as a whole, and not only blocks its S-protein.
In addition, the whole virus is used in this vaccine. It is inactivated and cannot harm the human body, and immunity after vaccination with “KoviVac” is produced almost the same as after a previous illness. Note that a specialist consultation is required before using the drug.
On January 18, on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, mass vaccination began in Russia. Until now, the vaccines Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona have been registered in the country. Earlier, the AIF created a comparative table of drugs for coronavirus.