Putin: Russia approves second COVID-19 vaccine

Henrietta Strickland
October 17, 2020

President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russian Federation has registered a second coronavirus vaccine, with a third one in the pipeline, the TASS news agency reported. A CDC staff member said, "Details of when and how the vaccines will be distributed to [the vaccination sites] across the city are still being worked out", as reported by the Global Times. 7 To ensure large-scale management of the Apollo Hospitals Group (Apollo Hospitals Group) said in a statement that the vaccine is a COVID-19 vaccine.

At the Central Clinical Hospital for Affairs of the Presidential Administration of Russian Federation, a total of 110 people will participate in the research, which will be made up of the elderly, the population segment that is most at risk of contracting the disease COVID-19. Although the number of reported cases per day has declined, the country still reported an average of approximately 60,000 cases per day in October.

Russian scientists defended the vaccine, which one of Putin's daughters had volunteered to be given. It should be pointed out that the peptide-based vaccine does not induce any reactogenic responses and is noted for its high level of safety. Hundreds of thousands of people have been given experimental vaccines in late-stage trials as part of an emergency inoculation programme launched in July.

In the second phase of the study, 448 participants aged between 18 and 59 were randomly assigned to receive either one eight-microgram shot of vaccine or placebo, or two shots of four micrograms or placebo at zero and 14 days, zero and 21 days or zero and 28 days. Though the announcement for the trials was made last month, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund and Dr Reddy's Laboratories limited said on Saturday that an approval to conduct phase three trials had been received from the central drugs standard control authority.

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