Russia expects to start mass anti-coronavirus vaccinations, across the country, by October, the country’s health minister has said. Mikhail Murashko added that medical workers and teachers will be given first priority.
Murashko announced on Saturday that clinical trials of a vaccine developed by the Moscow-based Gamalei Institute have been completed and that the health ministry is aiming to begin a public vaccination program in October.
Medical personnel and teachers will be the first to receive immunization, he said. “Now, the package of documents for the procedure of registration [of the vaccine] is being prepared,” Murashko added.