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Alexander Rijikov, Director of the Department of Zoonotic Diseases and Influenza at the “Viktor” Center, which is based in Novosibirsk, confirmed that the first batch of volunteers over the age of 60, including 25 people, had been vaccinated with the vaccine called “EpiVac Corona” on November 21 Ongoing.
The official indicated that the test participants have not shown any significant negative symptoms so far.
The Federal Authority for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Ros-Potrip Nadzor) announced yesterday the launch of the third and final phase of clinical tests for the vaccine, the “Victor” Center.
EpiVac Corona became the second vaccine against the coronavirus that was registered in Russia, after the “Sputnik V” vaccine developed by the Russian “Gamalia” Center for Microbiology Research, based in Moscow.
As clinical tests for the two vaccines are about to end, the Kremlin confirmed that the Russian authorities are planning to launch a large-scale campaign to vaccinate citizens, free and voluntarily, against Corona, at the end of this year.