Amidst the havoc of the Corona virus, Russia announced on Saturday that it would also include its third vaccine in an anti-corona vaccination campaign. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin told via television that the name of the third vaccine is Kovivac. The Prime Minister said that Russia will be the first country in the world to use its three vaccines in anti-corona vaccination.
Russia said a third vaccine would also be introduced to the countrymen from March. Kovivac is produced by the Chumakov-based government company. However, clinical trials for the final phase of this vaccine will be conducted in March in 3000 people. It has been recommended to be given to people under 60 years of age.
Russia is the first country to use the vaccine:
Significantly, in August last year, Russia became the first country to announce the introduction of the vaccine. It had approved the introduction of the Sputnik-V vaccine to people even before clinical trials were completed. Since then more than two dozen countries have approved the use of Sputnik-V vaccine.
Two other vaccines Sputnik-V and Epivaccorona:
President Vladimir Putin announced in October last year that Russia had allowed the use of its second vaccine Epivaccorona. The Prime Minister said that Russia has so far produced one crore doses of Sputnik-V and 80 thousand doses of Epivackorona.