The Health Ministry of Russia intends to broaden cooperation with the states in Central and Latin America in the field of vaccines production, TASS reports.
As Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova announced on Sunday, within the framework of this program, a vaccine plant is planned to be built in Ecuador.
Veronika Skvortsova specified that Russian Health Ministry had developed options for vaccine production branches in Central America. She expressed the hope that Ecuador might be followed by other countries.
The first facility producing Russian vaccines was launched in Nicaragua’s capital city. Since the region doesn’t have enough seasonal flu vaccines, the enterprise is expected to cover the deficit. By the end of 2016, the plant in Nicaragua will produce about 30 million doses of anti-flu vaccines.