Sputnik V vaccine approved for mass use in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, 17 Feb – RIA Novosti. The Uzbek authorities have certified the Russian Sputnik V vaccine for mass use in the country, measures are being taken to purchase 1 million doses of the drug, the republican special commission for combating coronavirus reported on Wednesday. application in Uzbekistan, “the special commission said in a statement posted on the website of the UzA national news agency.

According to the special commission, practical measures are currently being taken to purchase 1 million doses of this vaccine.

Earlier, the service of sanitary and epidemiological welfare and public health (SES) of the republic reported that vaccination against COVID-19 in Uzbekistan is planned to begin in the first half of March, by the end of 2021 it is planned to vaccinate 7 million people, or 20% of the population, 15 million doses of vaccines. It was originally planned to vaccinate up to 60% of the republic's population against COVID-19 by June 2021.

On February 11, the deputy head of the SES Botyr Kurbanov told RIA Novosti that the Uzbek side has begun accelerated certification of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus, the process may take 15-20 days.

In early December last year, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov delivered 100 doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Tashkent. Russian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Vladimir Tyurdenev told reporters that Russia will supply the republic with 1 million doses of Sputnik V for labor migrants, and in 2021 a contract is expected for the supply of the second Russian vaccine, Epivakkorona. In addition, the Uzbek side is negotiating with 12 manufacturers of vaccines against the COVID-19 coronavirus as part of the COVAX mechanism, and is also conducting the third phase of trials of the recombinant vaccine of the Chinese Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical in the country.

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