World’s first coronavirus vaccine to be registered on August 12 by Russia.
Russia will register its first vaccine against the coronavirus on 12 August, Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev said on Friday, according to a report. The vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry. The vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry.
“At the moment, the last, third, stage is underway. The trials are extremely important. We have to understand that the vaccine must be safe. Medical professionals and senior citizens will be the first to get vaccinated,” Gridnev told reporters at the opening of a cancer centre building in the city of Ufa, according to Sputnik News.
Clinical trials of the vaccine began on June 18 and included 38 volunteers. All of the participants developed immunity. The first group was discharged on July 15 and the second group on July 20.
“All vaccinated volunteers are in good health. No complications after the inoculation with the EpiVacCorona vaccine against the coronavirus have been recorded,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 vaccines.
WHO stressed that all vaccine candidates should go through the full stages of testing before being rolled out.