Belarus will launch industrial production of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V on March 30-31. A trial batch is already undergoing expert examination in Russia. Later, Belarus will produce about 500 thousand doses of vaccine, but with a view to exports, Deputy Health Minister Dzmitry Charadnichenka said on air of ONT.
Deputy Health Minister Dzmitry Charadnichenka said that on March 30-31, Belarus would start producing the Russian vaccine against coronavirus “Sputnik V.”
“The first batch, the so-called validation batch – 15 thousand vials – was released on February 26. They are now being examined at the Russian Gamaleya center for resistance, efficacy, and so on. And on March 30-31, we will start producing the vaccine,” said Charadnichenka.
According to the deputy minister, Belarus is planning to produce about 500 thousand doses of vaccine every month and intends to export the medicine.
“When the opportunity comes up, which is provided by the contract, then we can export,” said the representative of the Ministry of Health.
Production of Sputnik vaccine is based on Belmedpreparaty. The technology was transferred to Belarus by the Russian company Generium.