Russian University Completes Human Trials Of Virus Vaccine

Mon Jul 13 2020 14:11:57 GMT+0530 (IST)

While all the world countries are working round the clock to launch the vaccine for novel coronavirus, Russia's Sechenov University has successfully completed the human trial round of the world's first Covid vaccine.

Vadim Tarasov, the Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, said that the university has completed the trial of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute, an epidemiology research centre in Moscow.

The first group of 18 healthy volunteers got vaccinated on June 18. The second group of 20 volunteers received the vaccine on June 23 at the Practical Research Centre for Interventional Cardiovasology. The Russian ministry of health sanctioned the trial on June 16. As per the report, the first group of volunteers would be discharged on Wednesday and the second on July 20.