The first batch of coronavirus vaccine will be provided in October by Russia
By Jahanbee Gupta
Alexander Ryzhikov told the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television news channel in an interview that the first batch of a newly-developed vaccine against the novel coronavirus, developed by the State Research Centre of Biotechnology and Virology Vektor, may be available at the end of October or early November. Vektor assumes the registration of its vaccine in October. The third phase of its tests will be carried out after the success of the second phase.
Russia and India are the countries with an abundant vaccine production capacity that could wind up their populations by copying a successful vaccine, even if they did not, in fact, develop it. In April, the Serum Institute in India announced that it had plans to mass-produce a vaccine, with permission from the developer, before clinical trials had ended. He said that for mass production they are ready to discuss the possibilities right away and they are making preparations for it also.
They hope they will make it possible by the end of October or in November.