Monday, September 7, 2020

First batch of Russia Covid vaccine released

 

The first batch of Russia's Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, has been released into civil circulation, according to the Russian health ministry.  

The vaccine, developed by Russia's Gamalya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund, has passed necessary quality tests in the laboratories of Roszdranvnadzor (medical device regulator), said the ministry in a statement. 

 

"The first batch of the 'Gam-COVID-Vac' (Sputnik V) vaccine for the prevention of the new coronavirus infection, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, has passed the necessary quality tests in the laboratories of Roszdravnadzor (medical device regulator) and has been released into civil circulation," the ministry said in a statement.  

While Russia has released the vaccine into public circulation, medical experts around the globe including members of the World Health Organisation had earlier raised doubts over the Russian vaccine as it had not completed the trials which are a part of mandatory procedure. 

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