Kazakhstan has started mass vaccination by Russian Sputnik V

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Mass vaccination in opposition to 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 have been the primary who have 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 docs of huge infectious ailments hospitals and covid -centers on the first stage of the vaccination. At the second stage – for the lecturers of faculties 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 docs 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, in keeping with the vice minister, it could be obtainable for Kazakhstan from the second half of the yr.

However, there are goal obstacles to acquiring the American vaccine: excessive storage situations 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 in opposition to COVID-19 will proceed till the tip of 2021 with protection of as much as 6 million folks.

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