Domestic vaccine QazVac delivered to Kyrgyzstan
courtesy of MFA RK website
As part of cooperation in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan in the form of 25 000 doses of the Kazakhstan inactivated vaccine QazVac was delivered to Kyrgyzstan today, Kazpravda.kz refers to the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan reporting.
The ceremony of its transfer was held in Bishkek with the participation of the Minister of Health of Kyrgyzstan Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan Rapil Zhoshybayev, representatives of medical organizations.
Minister A. Beishenaliev expressed his sincere gratitude to Kazakhstan for valuable support in countering the further spread of coronavirus in the country.
QazVac was developed by the Scientific Research Institute of Biological Safety Problems of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan and has been widely used since the beginning of 2021 to vaccinate Kazakhstanis along with drugs developed by Russian and Chinese specialists. Clinical trials and the practice of its widespread use in Kazakhstan have shown the safety of the QazVac vaccine and its high efficiency (over 90%) in preventing infection with coronavirus infection and its severe forms. The QazVac vaccination is recommended for persons aged 18 and over and is administered intramuscularly in two stages, the recommended interval between which is 21 days.
As previously reported, the developers of the Kazakh vaccine have begun the process of obtaining its approval from the World Health Organization.