Russia has created world’s 1st Covid-19 vaccine, will be registered next week – Health Ministry

Moscow’s Gamelei Center

Moscow’s Gamelei Center will register the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on August 12, Russia’s deputy health minister has revealed. Oleg Gridnev says medical workers and the elderly will be given priority for immunization.

The senior minister at the department, Mikhail Murashko, announced last week that a nationwide mass vaccination program is planned to begin in October. Murashko added that all expenses will be covered by the government.