Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against Coronavirus and his daughter is one of those who has been vaccinated against Covid-19, Livemint has reported.
During a televised video call with his ministers, Putin said that the vaccine works quite effectively and that it forms a stable immunity.
Putin added that the vaccine developed by Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry has registered in the country. He also said that one of his daughters is among those inoculated.
Putin has two daughters Mariya Putina and Yekaterina Putina.
The Russian Defence Ministry had earlier claimed that the final clinical trials had showed that all the participants had developed immunity against the disease.
Russia’s vaccine Gam-COVID-Vac Lyo is based on the DNA of a SARS-CoV-2 type adenovirus, a common cold virus. The vaccine uses the weakened virus to deliver small parts of a pathogen and stimulate an immune response. Russia has so far made public the results of phase-I of the clinical trials involving 76 volunteers, with majority recruited from the military. Half of the participants were injected with a vaccine in liquid form and the other half with a vaccine that came as soluble powder.
The information on Phase III human trials, where the potential vaccine is tested on tens of thousands of people for its effectiveness in real-life situations, is sketchy.
Russia had indicated that it will commence “industrial production” of the Gam-COVID-Vac Lyo vaccine in September
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