“We are still working. In next year. We need to carry out all the tests so that it is safe, first of all, and effective,” he said.
Chemezov added that there are already good research results, but there are things that still need to be finalized.
Vaccination remains the most reliable way to protect against COVID-19. According to the head of the Russian Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko, the proportion of vaccinated among those infected with coronavirus does not exceed four percent.
Vaccination can be done in any Russian region. In August last year, the Ministry of Health registered Sputnik V— the world’s first drug for the prevention of COVID-19, developed by the Gamalei Research and Development Center.
Also in Russia has created the vaccines “EpiVacCorona” from the Vector Center of Rospotrebnadzor and “KoviVak” from the Chumakov Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
At the beginning of May 2021, it became known about the registration of the fourth domestic drug “Sputnik Light”, and at the end of August — “EpiVacCorony-N” from “Vector”. In November, the first in Russia’s vaccine for adolescents “Gam-COVID-Vak M”.