- “Sechenov University has successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world’s first vaccine against Covid-19. The vaccine is safe,” the Russian embassy in India.
Russia: Researchers at Sechenov University have successfully completed clinical trials of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine in volunteers, chief investigator Elena Smolyarchuk told a Russian media outlet on Sunday, July 12.
“The Russian mission to India, in a tweet, quoted Smolyarchuk saying that “the vaccine is safe.”
The Russian mission to India, in a tweet, quoted Smolyarchuk saying that “the vaccine is safe.” Alexander Lukashev, Director of the Institute for Medical Parasitology of Tropical and Vector-Borne Diseases at Sechenov University, also ensured the safety of the drug while speaking to local media.
“The first group of volunteers would be discharged on July 15”
According to reports, the first group of volunteers would be discharged on July 15 and the second batch would be discharged on July 20. In addition, volunteers will remain under medical supervision on an outpatient basis after discharge.
Sechenov University is reported to have started the first stage of research on June 18 with a group of 18 volunteers. The second group of 20 volunteers was tested for the COVID-19 vaccine on June 23.
As according to TASS, Russia’s largest news agency, the “first stage of research on the vaccine at Sechenov University kicked off on June 18 when a group of 18 volunteers were vaccinated.” The second group of 20 volunteers was vaccinated on June 23.
TASS quoted Smolyarchuk as saying that after discharge, the volunteers will remain “under medical supervision on an out-patient basis”.
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