Putin: Russia will start mass vaccination against COVID-19 next week
Putin: Russia will start mass vaccination against COVID-19 next week. According to a report from “Russia Today” on December 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a large-scale vaccination of the COVID-19 nationwide before the end of next week. At that time, medical staff and teachers will be the first to be vaccinated.
He said in a conference call on Wednesday that the Russian pharmaceutical industry is ready for mass vaccination and will produce 2 million doses of the “Sputnik V” vaccine in the next few days.
The Russian Ministry of Health registered the first COVID-19 vaccine “Satellite-V” on August 11. The vaccine consists of a two-dose vaccination procedure, each with two human adenoviruses as carriers, and the vaccination interval is three weeks.
According to news from the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 11th, the first phase of the “Satellite-V” vaccine phase III clinical trial showed that the effectiveness of the vaccine was 92%, and the vaccinated volunteers did not have serious side effects.
British Reuters on the 11th quoted experts as saying that despite the encouraging data from Russia, the test results of the Russian vaccine were based on only a small number (20) of test volunteers who were infected with the COVID-19, which was much lower than those developed by Ruihui and BioNTech in Germany The test scale of the vaccine. According to reports, the Ruihui vaccine used 94 infected volunteers in clinical trials.
However, Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaria Institute that developed the “Satellite V” vaccine, said that mid-term results show that the “Satellite V” is very effective, and mass vaccination will be launched in Russia in the next few weeks. .
On November 27, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu stated that the Russian armed forces have begun a large-scale vaccination of the COVID-19 virus and plans to vaccinate more than 400,000 soldiers. More than 2,500 soldiers have been vaccinated, and this number should increase to 80,000 by the end of this year.
The latest data on the official website of Russia’s COVID-19 virus epidemic prevention on the 2nd showed that there were 25,345 new cases of COVID-19s across the country, a total of 2,347,401 cases; 589 new cases of COVID-19 deaths and a total of 41053