The authorities of the Brazilian state Bahia signed the agreement on the holding of the third phase of clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 and plan to purchase 50 million doses for sale as Reuters reported.
“A confidentiality agreement was signed on Tuesday to undertake the trials and Bahia will receive an initial 500 doses as soon as Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa approves the protocol for testing,” Governor of the state Rui Costa said.
The trials of the Russian vaccine in Brazil will start in October. If they are successful, the authorities of the state will purchase 50 million doses of Sputnik V. it is planned to sell the Russian vaccine through the pharmaceutical research center Bahiafarma.
On August 11, President of Russia Vladimir Putin reported that the first vaccine against coronavirus was registered in Russia.
The vaccine would be produced by N. F. Gamaleya Federal Research Center for Epidemiology & Microbiology and the Russian Binnopharm Company. According to Murashko, finalizing takes place of the technical regulations for scaling of production at the number of Russian productions.
Earlier, the Health Ministry of Russia released to the civil circulation the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus.