Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov took part on April 22 in dispatching the first batch of Kazakh vaccine QazVac (QazCovid-in) against the COVID-19 in Almaty, reports the press office of the Prime Minister. The vaccine was developed by the Almaty-based Kazakh Biosafety Research Institute.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Fars News Agency in Dushanbe, On April 23, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commented on the QazVac progress in his Twitter account. “The delivery of the QazVac vaccine to the regions of the country has started. We will increase domestic vaccine production for it to be available to all citizens. Kazakhstan is one of the few countries in the world able to develop its own vaccine. Thank you to all the scientists and specialists who developed the vaccine,” he wrote.
Tugzhanov noted that all the orders of the President on the issue of the Kazakh vaccine, which were first given last October, are in the process of implementation.
The first shipment of 50,000 doses of Kazakh Coronavirus vaccine was delivered to the regions of the country, and vaccination is scheduled to begin on April 26.
The vaccine is initially registered with the Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare and the full results of its clinical studies have not been published.