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Russia Is The First Country In The World To Register A Coronavirus Vaccine

Russia Is The First Country In The World To Register A Coronavirus Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, opening a meeting with government members, announced the registration of the world's first vaccine against coronavirus infection in Russia.

"As far as I know, this morning for the first time in the world a vaccine against a new coronavirus infection was registered," the President said.

Putin asked Mikhail Murashko, the head of the Ministry of health, to inform him about this in detail. "I know that it works quite effectively, forms a stable immune system and, I repeat, has passed all the necessary checks," the Russian leader added.

Earlier, Murashko said that clinical trials of the vaccine developed By the N. F. Gamalei National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation have been completed.

Mass production of the coronavirus vaccine registered in Russia should begin soon, and the vaccination will be voluntary, the President of the Russian Federation said. "I hope that we will be able to start mass production in the near future - this is what is important - mass production of this drug," the head of state said. According to him, this is necessary so that everyone can get such a vaccination.

At the same time, Putin stressed that "this, of course, should be done exclusively voluntarily." Putin hopes that many coronavirus vaccines will eventually appear in the world.

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