Volunteers show no adverse effects in trial of COVID-19 vaccine by Russia's vector, watchdog Says

# 09:40
17 August 2020

Russia's State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology Vector is conducting the second stage of coronavirus vaccine trials, and all the volunteers taking part in the clinical trials are feeling fine, showing no adverse reactions, the head of the national public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Monday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Yes, of course [we have proceeded to the second stage]. Today, clinical trials are being conducted. All the volunteers, who have been selected through a special procedure, are feeling fine. Those who have already been inoculated have absolutely no adverse reactions. Not a single case of slight redness in the injection site has been recorded. The body temperature of all the volunteers is absolutely normal”, Anna Popova told reporters.

The public health watchdog chief held a briefing on the epidemiological situation in Novosibirsk, Russia and on the measures implemented to prevent local spreading of the coronavirus. Popova also held talks with Sergey Menyaylo, Russian presidential envoy in the Siberian Federal District.