Russian vaccine against COVID-19 on the preliminary “WHO” list
The Research Institute for Vaccines and Serums at the Russian Federal Agency for Biomedicaline announced today that its vaccine against the new coronavirus is on the list of potential vaccines compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO).
So far, it is the only Russian vaccine on the list, according to the St. Petersburg Institute.
The vaccine platform – recombinant proteins – has already been used in global healthcare practices.
It enhances chances for developing an efficient and safe vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) and, what is even more important, of its serial production for mass immunization.
The Federal Medical Biological Agency is taking effort to boost production facilities at its line in Kresnoye Selo, it added.
Today, the vaccine developed by the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera has already been tested on animals. The candidate vaccines have proved their ability to develop specific immune response to SARS CoV-2» the institute said.