Kazakhstan begins mass vaccination by Russian Sputnik V

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Mass vaccination towards coronavirus an infection has began in Kazakhstan on Monday, NE correspondent reported on February 1.

Vice Minister of Health – Chief Sanitary Doctor of Kazakhstan Yerlan Kiyasov and Vice – Minister of Health Azhar Giniyat had been the primary who had been obtained the Russian Sputnik V vaccine on Monday.

Kazakhstan obtained the primary 22,000 doses of the Russian vaccine the day earlier than. The vaccine will probably be offered for medical doctors of enormous infectious illnesses hospitals and covid -centers on the first stage of the vaccination. At the second stage – for the lecturers of colleges and faculties.

From February 15 this yr, the vaccination will start to make use of the Sputnik V,  which will probably be produced in Kazakhstan, on the Karaganda plant, 200 kilometers from Nur-Sultan.

During February, about 100,000 Kazakh medical doctors will obtain the vaccine.

“Vaccination by the domestic vaccine QazCovid-in the amount of 75,000 doses increase to 500,000 doses per month is planned from April this year,” Kiyasov mentioned.

As for the Pfizer vaccine, based on the vice minister, it could be out there for Kazakhstan from the second half of the yr.

However, there are goal obstacles to acquiring the American vaccine: excessive storage circumstances and a scarcity of vaccines in the marketplace, Kiyasov defined.

“From the second half of the year, Pfizer may be available for Kazakhstan. We have a preliminary agreements. A memorandum has been signed with the company. More detailed issues are at the discussion stage,” Kiyasov mentioned.

In Kazakhstan vaccination towards COVID-19 will proceed till the top of 2021 with protection of as much as 6 million individuals.

According to official information, 16 circumstances of pneumonia with indicators of coronavirus an infection had been recorded over the previous day, 1 demise and 157 individuals recovered. In complete, since August 1, the next have been registered: circumstances – 47,874, deaths – 570, recovered – 35,900.