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Russia has begun testing the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on volunteers over 60 years old. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Health Mikhail Murashko, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“The study of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the N.N. N.F. Gamaleis of the Ministry of Health of Russia, on volunteers over 60 years old, ”said Murashko.
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Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Health permitted clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine on volunteers over 60 years old. 110 volunteers are to take part in them. The trials will demonstrate whether it is possible to expand the civil circulation of the drug and to administer it to the elderly. After these tests, the drug is planned to be tested in children.
Sputnik V is the first registered Russian vaccine against coronavirus. President Vladimir Putin announced the registration in mid-August. Now the vaccine is undergoing the third, final stage of clinical trials: almost 40 thousand volunteers are planned to participate. Also, the vaccine has already entered civilian circulation.