Russian vaccine put on WHO list of promising anti-coronavirus vaccines

Russian vaccine put on WHO list of promising anti-coronavirus vaccines
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  • calendar-gray 07 April 2020

The St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera of the Federal Medical Biological Agency said on Tuesday its vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection has been included in the list of promising vaccines of the World Health Organization (WHO), APA reports citing TASS.

So far, this is the only Russian development on the WHO list, the institute’s press service told TASS.

"The World Health Organization (WHO) has put the first Russian development on its list of candidate vaccines against COVID-19. It is a vaccine developed by the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera of the Federal Medical Biological Agency. The vaccine is a recombinant protein on the basis of epitopes of the SARS-CoV-2 surface S-protein," it said.

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