The Chumakov Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences will release about 300,000 doses of the Kovivak coronavirus vaccine next week, as Konstantin Chernov, Deputy General Director for project activities and innovations of the center, said in an interview with the Echo of Moscow radio station.
“The current capacity allows us to make about 10 million doses per year. More than a million doses have already been produced. Next week, about 300 thousand doses will pass quality control,” TASS quotes him as saying .
Chernov added that the Chumakov Center is not in charge of the distribution of the vaccine.
“Everything is distributed by a special commission of the Ministry of Health,” he said.
On February 19, the Ministry of Health registered Covivak, an inactivated whole-virion vaccine developed at M. P. Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Drugs of the Russian Academy of Sciences.