The Ministry of health said about the deteriorating quality of Russian vaccine

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The Ministry of health indicate deterioration in the quality of vaccines produced in Russia, said the head of the Department of drug supply and quality control of medicines of the Ministry Elena Maksimkina.

«We have every year the quality of vaccines produced, they do not improve, but on the contrary, we have to reject. How many episodes were rejected the DPT vaccine, the risks of diphtheria, whooping cough… luckily, no problems with the pneumococcal vaccine, influenza vaccine, (where) we have… there are more manufacturers. With all the other vaccines we have problems,» said Maksimkina at the meeting of the coordination Council in the sphere of circulation of medicines and medical products.

She noted that the Ministry of health prioritises the production of vaccines for the national immunization calendar in the country.

«We have significant challenges with the polio vaccine when was the transition to full international world free of polio… was staged plans, a plan for the Institute Chumakov (Institute of poliomyelitis and viral encephalitis named after M. P. Chumakov, ed.). Already had to finish and have completed preclinical studies. Until now, preclinical studies have not been completed, clinical studies have not been completed,» — said Maksimkina.

She said that the Ministry received many complaints not only to the lack of vaccines, but also on the incorrect storage conditions of drugs.

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