Russia claimed that they had approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, as the Nation’s Ministry of Health issued that’s called a registration certificate for a vaccine candidate that has been tested in just 76 people. The certificate allows the vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that “One of his daughters had been immunized with the vaccine. “I know it has proven efficient and forms a stable immunity, and I would like to repeat that it has passed all the necessary tests,” Putin said.
Is a working vaccine on the way?
According to the World Health Organization, six vaccines are in phase III trials, but none has yet completed them. More than 100 vaccines are in development and many have shown positive test results, raising hopes that one will be ready to be rolled out within the next 12 months.
Russia’s early registration of the vaccine will permit it to begin administering it to people in high-risk groups, such as healthcare workers, alongside the late-stage trial.
Dmitriev said the process would be conducted voluntarily and participants would have regular medical check-ups.
The trial itself will be overseen by a foreign clinical research organization. He did not give details of the research organization.
The Sputnik V vaccine will involve a two-shot jab, using two different vectors of the human adenovirus. It had a significant track record of use in previous vaccines, it had more historic data supporting its safety than some other potential Covid-19 vaccines.
- Russian researchers have said that early trials showed the vaccine eliciting a significant immune response, but how long protection would last remains unclear. “Each person may react differently,” the head specialist in infectious diseases at the Russian Health Ministry. “Some may develop very strong protective immunity, while others may not. In such cases, the infection may be possible, but the illness has light symptoms.