Russian health minister prepares mass vaccination campaign for new coronavirus in October, as reported by local media today, after clinical vaccine trials have been completed………
Health Minister Michael Murasko told the Gamaleya Institute, a state research unit in Moscow, has completed the clinical trials of the vaccine and all the necessary documents for its registration are being prepared, according to the Interfax news agency. He said doctors and teachers would be the first to be vaccinated.
"We plan extensive vaccinations for October", said Murasco.
A source told Reuters this week that Russia's first possible COVID-19 vaccine would be approved by local regulators in August and would soon be available to health workers..
The Gamaleya Institute was working on an adenovirus-based vaccine. However, The speed with which Russia is making itself available has led some Western media outlets to question whether Moscow puts its prestige as a country above science and security..