Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, assured this Saturday that Russia will produce between 1.5 and 2 million doses of its vaccine against the coronavirus by the end of this year.
Three companies will take part in the manufacture: Binnopharm, R-Pharm and Generium, Manturov explained in an interview with TV channel Zvezda, collected by the Sputnik news agency.
“We anticipate that around 30,000 doses of the vaccine will be produced by the end of August. Since September, we’ve been increasing volumes with the inclusion of the above companies, until the end of the year between 1.5 and 2 million monthly doses then gradually increase the amount to a total of 6 million cans, “declared the Minister.
The minister indicated that the supply of the vaccine to other countries was being examined, but warned that domestic demand would have to be met first.
Manturov also stated that the large-scale study of the new vaccine called Sputnik V will begin next week. Several experts have questioned the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine and the President of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, who is responsible for approving the vaccine in Germany, Klaus Cichutek, has classified its use as a “risk” due to “flaws” in their vaccines Validation process described.