Russia’s CoviVac vaccine to be widely available in April
Russia’s CoviVac coronavirus vaccine may be released into civilian circulation in early April, Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Rossiya-1 television channel.
"I think it will be released within the first ten days of April. The first doses will already be available," he said.
Murashko added that the vaccine was currently undergoing quality control.
"We have a very tough system to release [it] for use. It is really one of the world’s best systems for quality control nowadays," TASS cited him a saying.
The Russian Health Ministry registered the inactivated whole virus vaccine CoviVac on February 19. The Chumakov Center plans to produce up to ten million doses of its vaccine per year.