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Russia will be the first to register anti-COVID-19 vaccine

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Russia will be the first to register anti-COVID-19 vaccine


07.08.2020

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Russia will be the first in the world to register a vaccine against COVID-19, the Izvestia newspaper reports. According to the Deputy Minister of Health of Russia Oleg Gridnev, the drug developed by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology will be registered on August 12.

The representative of the Ministry of Health clarified that medical workers and the elderly will be the first to get vaccinated against coronavirus infection. 

According to Gridnev, vaccine trials are ongoing, scientists have to finally make sure of its safety. The third, final stage of the research will last about five months and will cover about 2,000 patients.

Earlier, scientists from the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology have completed clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine. All the volunteers who participated in them underwent a final examination, all of them had a clear immune response, no side effects or any abnormalities were found. Mass vaccinations are scheduled to begin in October.

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