On Wednesday, July 21, Russia announced that a batch of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was first created in Vietnam, which is facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections. The test batch was created in collaboration with VABIOTECH, a Vietnamese state-owned pharmaceutical company, which financially supported Sputnik V, according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). ANI said the first samples of the batch will be sent to the vaccine developer, the Gamaleya Center in Moscow, for quality testing.
RDIF and VABIOTECH cooperate to facilitate access to Sputnik V
“RDIF and VABIOTECH are actively cooperating in the process of technology transfer to facilitate access to Sputnik V for the Vietnamese population. With the pandemic still far from over, more dangerous variants of the coronavirus are being detected in various parts of the world. RDIF is increasing the production capacity of Sputnik V to accelerate vaccination with one of the best vaccines in the world, ”said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
Dr Dat Tuan Do, President of VABIOTECH, said: “It is a great pleasure to work with RDIF to bring Sputnik V to Vietnam to fight the pandemic. We hope that the cooperation between RDIF and VABIOTECH will help provide a quality and affordable COVID-19 vaccine. in Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia. “
Last August, Russia registered Sputnik V ahead of large-scale clinical trials, raising concerns among scientists about the rush. In a recent report published in a leading medical publication, it has been proven to be over 90% safe and effective. The Lancet restored confidence in the Russian vaccine. RDIF has negotiated production agreements with several countries, including India, which will generate hundreds of millions of doses per year.
Sputnik V has been registered in 69 countries
Sputnik V has been registered in 69 countries with a combined population of over 3.7 billion people, representing about half of the world’s population. Data collected by regulators from a number of countries during population immunizations, including Argentina, Serbia, Bahrain, Hungary, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Philippines and others, show that Sputnik V is one of the safest and most effective vaccines. available.