Mass vaccination against coronavirus may begin in Russia in early autumn. This was announced on Monday, May 25, by Alexander Ginzburg, Director of the N. F. Gamalei research Institute of epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of health of Russia (NITSEM).
However, according to him, the process may take up to 9 months.
“Naturally, the entire population will not be able to get this vaccine at the same time, we will assume that in the best case it will take six months, 7-9 months, the vaccination process and its scaling,” he said on channel One.
He also noted that the staff of the center, informally experienced a vaccine against coronavirus, identified “protective, virusneutralizing” antibodies.
On May 23, Ginzburg also said that the production of a vaccine against coronavirus infection is planned to begin by the end of the summer.
As of May 25, 353,427 cases of COVID-19 were detected in Russia, 3,633 patients died and 118,798 people were cured over the entire period of the epidemic. Thus, every third person who got COVID-19 in Russia has already recovered.