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Home / World News / Russia begins production of Covid-19 vaccine, to be rolled out by Aug end: Report

Russia begins production of Covid-19 vaccine, to be rolled out by Aug end: Report

On Russia’s move to begin Covid-19 vaccine production, some scientists said they fear Moscow may be putting national prestige before safety.

world Updated: Aug 15, 2020 14:15 IST
Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
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Photo provided by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) shows samples of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.
Photo provided by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) shows samples of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow. (Reuters File Photo )

Russia has started manufacturing its new vaccine for Covid-19, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the health ministry.

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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.

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