Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday stated that Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute has registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine to be used, and that one among his daughters has obtained a shot.
“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered” within the nation, Putin stated throughout a televised video convention name with authorities ministers.
“One of my daughters got vaccinated, so in this sense, she took part in the testing,” he added, earlier than saying that his daughter was feeling nice regardless of a slight improve of their temperature, that rapidly went “back to normal.”
Putin added that the so-called “Sputnik-V” vaccine, went by way of the required checks, as Russian healthcare regulators authorised the vaccine.
“It works effectively enough, forms a stable immunity and, I repeat, it has gone through all necessary tests,” the Russian President careworn.
His announcement got here amid rising considerations over the security of the vaccine, as it skipped the long-lasting Phase three trials, with scientists and the World Health Organisation (WHO) warning in opposition to slicing corners and urging Kremlin to comply with worldwide pointers for the vaccine manufacturing.
Russian officers stated that large-scale manufacturing of the vaccine will start in September, and mass vaccination is deliberate to start out in October, whereas vaccination will likely be voluntary.