MOSCOW, June 22. / TASS /. Production of Russian Sputnik V vaccine abroad will rise to 5-6 million doses per month from July, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said in meeting with President of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko. The minister’s remarks are quoted by the press service of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament.
âTo date, everything is technologically ready and from July, judging by the plans of the companies, it will be possible to ensure the production of up to 30 million doses of Sputnik V alone. additional abroad, it is still 5 to 6 million doses, “said the minister.
According to Manturov, Russia is now completing the delivery of nearly 37 million double doses of the vaccine in accordance with previously reached agreements. Through the Russian Direct Investment Fund, the authorities have set up a mechanism for using foreign sites, where the substance is sent for the production of vaccines, the minister said.
Manturov has previously called vaccination an effective alternative to containment in Russia. According to him, the country is fully stocked with the coronavirus vaccine with stocks totaling 5 million doses.
Currently, four coronavirus vaccines have been registered in Russia: Sputnik V and Sputnik Light from the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, EpiVacCorona by the Vector State Scientific Center of Virology and Biotechnology, and the CoviVac vaccine by the Chumakov Federal Science Center. The Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac vaccines are two-component, Sputnik Light is a one-component vaccine.