With the recent buzz around developing a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Russia has successfully fast-tracked its recently launched Sputnik V vaccine. Following that, it is most likely to release the vaccine for civilian use this week, according to a report.
Sputnik V Covid vaccine, which is developed by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology under the Russian Health Ministry, may be granted permission to release a batch of its vaccine for civilian use, the institute’s deputy director for research, said associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Denis Logunov, according to a report.
“Its examination is to begin within days. Also, within days we are to obtain permission. There is a certain procedure of authorizing a batch for civilian use. It must pass the quality check of the medical watchdog Roszdravnadzor. Within days, between September 10 and 13, we are to obtain permission to release a batch of the vaccine for civilian use. Respectively, from that moment on the population will begin to be vaccinated,” he said on the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television news channel, reported Russian news agency TASS.