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COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents registered in Russia

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COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents registered in Russia


25.11.2021

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The coronavirus vaccine for adolescents has been registered in Russia, RIA Novosti reports. According to Denis Logunov, Deputy Head of the Gamaleya Center, where the drug was created, it was approved for use on Wednesday November, 24. He explained that the vaccine is meant for children between 12 and 17.

Earlier, academician Alexander Gintsburg, who heads the Gamaleya Center, said that the vaccine for children can be called Sputnik M, where the letter M means "for the little ones" (''dlya malenkikh'' in Russian.)

The scientist clarified that the dose of Sputnik V will be five times lower for adolescents and ten times lower - for the younger group. According to Gintsburg, these doses of the Russian drug will be effective and safe for children. 

The Ministry of Health assured that adolescents will be vaccinated only voluntarily with the consent of their parents or legal representatives.

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