Coronavirus: Russia to register second COVID-19 vaccine by October

A scientist filters out samples during the research and development of a vaccine against coronavirus at a lab in Russia. (File photo: Reuters)

Russia expects to register a second potential vaccine against COVID-19 by October 15, the TASS news agency cited Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor as saying on Tuesday.

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The vaccine has been developed by Siberia’s Vector Institute, which completed early-stage human trials of the vaccine last week.

Russia registered its first vaccine candidate, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, in August. Late-stage trials, involving at least 40,000 people, are ongoing.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 KSA 12:44 - GMT 09:44
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