“For the first time, a Russian-made flu vaccine, whose final stage of production is being completed at the Mechnikov Latin American Institute of Biotechnology in Nicaragua, is being used by the local Ministry of Healthcare for vaccination,” the Mechnikov Institute reported. In all, 770K doses of the vaccine will be used during this year’s vaccination campaign, which will last until September 28.
Mechnikov, a joint Russia-Nicaragua enterprise, has launched the production of flu vaccines for the current 2019 flu strains, Russian Deputy Minister of Healthcare Sergei Krayevoi said earlier. The production facility in located in Managua; the plant has undergone the final audit by the Cuban regulator Cecmed for compliance with the GMP standards. The permission to produce flu vaccines was received on March 27.