The representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia, Melita Vuinovich, in an interview with RBC, made a forecast for three Russian vaccines against coronavirus.
She recalled that through WHO, temporary registration is being made for the use of the vaccine in an emergency. Based on a thorough analysis of the quality, efficacy and safety of the drug, the organization makes a recommendation for its use.
At the same time, Vujnovich pointed to Russia's vast experience in vaccine production and expressed confidence in national regulatory authorities. “I am sure that all three candidates will go through this process and there will be a recommendation to use them,” said the WHO representative in Russia, who had previously been vaccinated with the Russian vaccine.
Earlier, State Duma deputy, former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko explained the reason for the creation of three vaccines against coronavirus in Russia at once. According to him, creating drugs, Russia showed the whole world that domestic immunology "retains its leading positions on the planet." Onishchenko also pointed out the variety of Russian vaccines - they are presented in all three existing forms.
Vaccination against coronavirus in Russia is carried out with two vaccines against COVID-19. The first to be registered was a two-component drug called Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya Center. It became the world's first registered human adenovirus vaccine. The second vaccine "EpiVacCorona" from the "Vector" center entered the market. The release of the third vaccine "KoviVac" into civilian circulation is expected in February.