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Coronavirus vaccine trials to begin in Russia in coming days

Coronavirus vaccine trials to begin in Russia in coming days

The Russian Ministry of Defense and the Gamalei National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology in the coming days will begin clinical trials of the Russian vaccine against a new coronavirus infection on volunteers. The vaccine will be tested for safety and tolerability of components.

The vaccine will be tested both for military personnel and for ordinary people - they are all volunteers. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, according to the results of vaccination of the first group, the drug will continue to be tested on the rest of the volunteers. This is necessary to evaluate its effectiveness and study the process of antibody production.

The vaccine has already been tested on animals, and toxicity, safety, immunogenicity and protective efficacy have been tested at 48 Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense. In May, scientists at the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology tested the coronavirus vaccine on itself. According to preliminary data, the result was successful - there are no negative effects, the subjects gained immunity.

After all the tests the first coronavirus vaccine to receive people at risk. The need for vaccination will be determined by the presence of antibodies to COVID-19 in the body. However, scientists predict coronavirus vaccines cannot stop a pandemic

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