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Moscow and Baku may start joint production of anti-virus vaccine

07.11.2021 87 просмотров

Russia and Azerbaijan continue to discuss the launch of production of a vaccine against coronavirus in the republic as a matter of course. This was stated to TASS on the sidelines of the VIII Global Baku Forum "World after COVID-19" by the Acting Minister of Health of Azerbaijan Teymur Musayev.

“I can’t voice specific agreements yet, the process is underway,” he said, answering the relevant question. “[Meetings] are ongoing.”

“From the early days of the pandemic, there was very close contact between doctors and healthcare organizations, because we lived through the pandemic and learned on the run, as they say. Contacts continue at the level of ministers, their deputies, and working groups. We have full cooperation in this regard,” Musaev emphasized.

Acting. The head of the Ministry of Health recalled that clinical trials are underway in Azerbaijan for the joint use of the Sputnik V vaccine and the AstraZeneka vaccine. “The clinical trials are led by the Russian company R-Pharm. I can't announce preliminary results, but according to the company's press release, they are quite successful. And we hope that this (the establishment of vaccine production - TASS note) will happen, ”said Musaev. He did not voice the forecast for the start of production, emphasizing that this is "a serious process that requires an integrated approach."

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev said in July that Moscow and Baku are actively cooperating in the fight against the pandemic, including jointly working to launch the production of coronavirus vaccines in the republic.

Vaccination of the population against coronavirus in Azerbaijan is underway from 18 January. Currently, the country uses CoronaVac from the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, Vaxzevria from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, the vaccine from the American company Pfizer, and the Russian Sputnik V. As President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said last Thursday, about 60% of the adult population of the country have been fully vaccinated at the moment.

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