Russian vaccine for influenza prevention was supplied to Caracas

18 February 2021

Today the Russian vaccine for influenza prevention produced by the Saint Petersburg Institute of Vaccines and Serums of FMBA of Russia and the Instituto Latinoamericano de Biotecnología MECHNIKOV was supplied to Caracas, capital of Venezuela.

It is worth mentioning that the annual shipments of the vaccine to Venezuela are carried out according to the order of Vladimir Putin under terms of the agreement between the presidents achieved in 2019 during the visit of Nicolás Maduro to Moscow.

During the season of 2020 – 2021 the SPbSRIVS produced for the Latin American country 3 million doses of the influenza vaccine. According to the WHO,  influenza prevention is extremely important during the novel coronavirus pandemic.