Here it comes! Production of Sputnik V vaccine underway

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    Creators of Sputnik V vaccine have released video footage of the jab’s production process (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLvQuKL3Nn7NnT9Jyi_dlgQ). Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova recently said that a program of mass immunization would commence early next year, while “vaccination of at-risk groups – medical staff and teachers” has already begun. The creators of the vaccine also announced on Tuesday that their formula was proving to be more effective than had previously been thought, with around 95 percent of clinical trial volunteers developing immunity to the virus. According to them, more than 500 million people will get access to the vaccine by the end of next year, and it will be among the cheapest on the market, at only $10 per dose.

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    In This Story: Sputnik V

    Gam-COVID-Vac, trade-named Sputnik V, is a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and registered on 11 August 2020 by the Russian Ministry of Health. It has been approved for distribution in Russia.

    The phase III trial for Gam-COVID-Vac was registered on 28 August 2020, and is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centre clinical trial involving 40,000 volunteers. The phase III trial is scheduled to run until May 2021.

    On 5 December 2020, Russia began mass vaccinations in Moscow, with 70 clinics inoculating those most at risk from the virus. Health workers and teachers were said to have priority in the first mass immunisation programme. People who had received injections in the last 30 days or had respiratory diseases in the previous two weeks were excluded, as well as those with certain chronic illnesses, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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