Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine

Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine
A scientist works inside a laboratory of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology during the production and laboratory testing of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia August 6, 2020. Picture taken August 6, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 15 August 2020

Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine

Russia starts production of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Some scientists said they fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety

MOSCOW: Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry.
Russia has said the vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute and the first for the coronavirus to go into production, will be rolled out by the end of this month. Some scientists said they fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety.