Russia registers world’s first coronavirus vaccine

World’s first coronavirus vaccine for use has been registered by Russia. Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday that one of his daughters was already inoculated with the antivirus. Russia’s leader said also that the vaccine was tested and proven efficient, offering a long immunity against the coronavirus, reports Euronews.

Russia’s health minister is also optimistic, announcing on Tuesday that the antivirus should offer two years of coronavirus immunity.

There is also the issue of not enough testing. Usually a antivirus vaccine requires months of trials on thousands of people. Many Russian scientists do not approve the decision to make the vaccine available for use before Phase 3 trials.

Large scale production of the vaccine will start in September, and mass vaccination in October.

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