Almaty. December 20. Information Center - A mass
vaccination of the Kazakh population against COVID-19 will begin in March 2021,
the press service of the Kazakh prime minister announced, Xinhua reports.
Medical workers, teachers and people with chronic diseases
will be firstly vaccinated on a voluntary basis, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar
Mamin said during a visit to the Research Institute for Biological Safety
Problems in the Zhambyl Region.
The institution has conducted phase I and II clinical trials
of Kazakhstan's QazCovid-in vaccine. By the end of December, the vaccination of
3,000 volunteers of phase III trials will be completed.
A biopharmaceutical plant for the production of vaccines in
the Zhambyl Region is planned to be put into operation in March 2021, Mamin
added. The production capacity will be 60 million doses per year.
As of Saturday, Kazakhstan has registered 145,932 confirmed