The head of the Russian “Gamalia” Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Ginsburg, said that his foundation had vaccinated some of its employees over the age of 70 to 80 years with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ginsburg emphasized that they are all in good health and are actively doing their jobs. He mentioned that he also vaccinated himself with the vaccine.
Previously, it was talked about testing the Russian vaccine on people between the ages of 18 and 60 years, and that more studies must be conducted, so that it becomes possible to test it on people over the age of 60 years.
For his part, the press office of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party announced that Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the 74-year-old leader of the party, had received the vaccine against the emerging corona virus.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Health registered the first vaccine in the world to prevent Covid-19, which was developed by the “Gamalia” Center in cooperation with the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
The head of the fund, Kirill Dmitriev, reported that his foundation had received orders from more than 20 countries to purchase one billion doses of the Russian vaccine. At the same time, he noted that Russia has agreed to produce vaccines in five countries, and the available capacities allow the production of 500 million doses per year.