Trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine to begin in June

May 26, 2020  14:48

The Vector State Center for Virology and Biotechnology plans to begin clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine late in Jun, the Center’s CEO Rinat Maksyutov told TASS.

According to him, the institute picked three promising vaccine prototypes for further research.

"In accordance with the approved program, the clinical trials will start on June 29, 2020, after we obtain the results on the specific activity and safety of the vaccine from animal [testing] and obtain permission of the Ministry of Health. So far, we are on our schedule," he said.

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