Regarding the information that migrants working in the Russian Federation will purchase the “Sputnik V” vaccine for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, we would like to communicate the following:
Several alternative options will be considered to ensure the population’s access to COVID-19 vaccines:
- Via the COVAX mechanism
The Kyrgyz Republic submitted a request to receive 2 mln. 600 thsd. doses of vaccine against coronavirus infection within the framework of the global COVAX initiative (Global Alliance for Vaccines).
- Supplies of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine
The Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic is considering the issue of securing supplies of the Russian vaccine in the amount of 500 thousand doses. At present, the Russian vaccine received registration certification in the Kyrgyz Republic and was also included in the special list of medicines.
- With public budget funds
- With the support of donors and fellow Kyrgyzstani businessmen living abroad
It should be noted that during a live broadcast on “Birinchi Radio” (First Radio), the Minister of Health and Social Development was talking about the support offered on behalf of Kyrgyzstani businessmen living abroad