The increased number of rejected vaccines can be explained by stricter requirements for their transportation. This was announced by Mikhail Murashko, the Head of Roszdravnadzor.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Health reported that the agency asked the businesses to pay closer attention to the quality of services used for transportation of immunodrugs, because a significant number of lots of initially good-quality and safe vaccines had been rejected as a result of improper transportation, which caused manufacturers to incur losses and reduced the vaccination coverage.
“Following the introduction of quality compliance requirements, which include SanPiNs (Sanitary Rules and Regulations), and new regulatory documents related to pharmacy and distribution practices, the control over this matter has increased many fold,” said Mr. Murashko.
He noted that the vaccines rejected as a result of improper transportation would not reach the patients.