To develop herd immunity in Russia needs to create 70 million copies of the vaccine against coronavirus. This was stated by Director of the State scientific center of Virology and biotechnology “Vector” of Rospotrebnadzor Rinat Maksyutov in the program “Vesti” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

“Will be determined by the number of doses, which is necessary in order […] to form a strong collective immunity. According to our estimates, it will be about 70 million doses of vaccine,” said Maksyutov (quoted by TASS).

Earlier the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova suggested that the vaccine for the coronavirus in the country will fall. Already conducted clinical trials of the drug. Since the vaccination of the first group of volunteers last week.

Now vaccination will undergo its second group of volunteers from 20 people. They are waiting for the month of isolation. Preclinical trials of the vaccine in early June it was reported in the defense Ministry, were successful. They participated hamsters and monkeys, the Agency reports Nation News.