Private clinics in Russia, including those located in the Skolkovo international medical cluster, are not allowed to use the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. This was reported in Roszdravnadzor, reports “Interfax” on Thursday, January 14.
The authorities clarified that this is due to the fact that Russian legislation does not allow the import and use of vaccines that have not passed state registration for the prevention of coronavirus infection in the country.
Earlier, Tatyana Solomatina, a member of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection, announced the possibility of being vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine in Moscow. According to her, the clinic in Skolkovo, where you can get the vaccine, operates under different laws, they have a different legislative base.
At the same time, Pfizer also reported that the supply of coronavirus vaccine to Russia at the request of individuals and companies is not provided. This is only possible at the level of government agreements.
Two vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in Russia, one more is under development. On December 5, the vaccination of Russians started, you can get vaccinated with the drug “Sputnik V”. Several more COVID-19 vaccines are registered in other countries. In addition to the Pfizer vaccine, there is a drug in the United States from Moderna. British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has also announced the start of clinical trials for a combination of its AZD1222 vaccine.