First large batches of COVID-19 vaccine to be supplied in September

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31 August 2020

Large-scale deliveries of the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus infection will start in September, Russian Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko told journalists on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.

"As for vaccination against the coronavirus infection, right now simultaneously the increase in production and the post-registration observation are underway. First of all, of course, the vaccines will be supplied for healthcare workers and instructors, this [vaccination] will be absolutely voluntary. The first large batches will be supplied as early as September," the minister said.

He also added that currently several more vaccines against the coronavirus are at the clinical trials or at the registration stage. "That is why I think that we’ll reach maximal volumes in November-December. We’ll need to separate inoculation against the flu and against the coronavirus infection," he concluded.

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