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Russia donates 200,000 doses of plague vaccine to Kyrgyzstan

Russia donated 200,000 doses of plague vaccine to Kyrgyzstan. Rospotrebnadzor reported on its Telegram channel.

According to it, a batch of the vaccine produced by the Stavropol Research Anti-Plague Institute of Rospotrebnadzor was delivered to Bishkek.

The vaccine will be used for a set of preventive measures.

«The vaccine has been delivered as part of a joint program to reduce the risks of import and spread of plague from natural foci, implemented by Rospotrebnadzor with the support of the government of the Russian Federation since 2016,» the statement says.

In addition to the batch, Kyrgyzstan will receive up to 600,000 more doses of such a vaccine over the course of three years. These volumes will be enough to fully cover the country’s needs for vaccines «to prevent an outbreak of this dangerous infection,» Rospotrebnadzor added.

Until the end of 2025, the organization, together with its Kyrgyz counterparts, will continue to monitor natural plague foci, organize advanced training courses, and conduct training exercises to respond to infectious threats in the Kyrgyz Republic.

«These activities will help maintain a high level of sanitary and epidemiological well-being in the single Eurasian epidemiological space,» Rospotrebnadzor concluded.