President Vladimir Putin announced the first registration of the first vaccine against coronavirus in Russia, reported by RIA Novosti, Russian local news agency.
“As far as I know, a vaccine against a new coronavirus infection has been registered this morning, for the first time in the world,” the President of Russia said at a meeting with members of the government.
He asked the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko to inform about this in more detail.
“Although I know that it works quite effectively, it forms a stable immunity and, I repeat, has passed all the necessary checks,” Putin said.
He thanked everyone who worked on this vaccine and wished success to those who are developing other vaccines now.
“We should be grateful to those who took this first step, which is very important for our country and the whole world,” Putin added.
One of his daughters has already taken it, the president said.
According to him, after the second injection, the temperature also rose slightly, but now his daughter is feeling well.
The head of state expressed hope that the mass production of the vaccine will begin in the near future.
“The main thing, of course, is that in the future we can ensure the unconditional safety of this vaccine and its effectiveness. I hope that this will be the case,” he concluded.
The head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, said that the production of the vaccines will be at two sites, the Gamaleya Center and the Binnopharm company. Moreover, the vaccination will be offered primarily to doctors and teachers.
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