WHO Listed Russian Vaccine to be in Phase 1 only

WHO Listed Russian Vaccine to be in Phase 1 only

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin announced this week that Russia has approved a coronavirus vaccine. Though WHO Says Russian vaccine not among the nine in advanced test stages.

Notably, Vladimir Putin claimed that coronavirus vaccine that has yet to complete advanced trials in people and provide immunisation for up to two years.

The president seemed quiet confident and informed that his daughter herself has been vaccinated.

WHO is in touch with Russian scientists and authorities, and looks forward to reviewing details of the trials,” the United Nations health agency said in a statement.

The Covax facility by WHO includes nine vaccines in an advanced stage right now. According to the COVAX initiative, the countries who join the initiative are also assured supply of vaccines whenever they become successful. The countries will get assured supplies to protect at least 20 per cent of their populations.

“We don’t have sufficient information at this point to make a judgment on the Russia vaccine, said Dr Bruce Aylward, a senior adviser to WHO’s director-general. We’re currently in conversation with Russia to get additional information to understand the status of that product, the trials that have been undertaken and then what the next steps might be.”

“Accelerating vaccine research should be done following established processes through every step of development, to ensure that any vaccines that eventually go into production are both safe and effective,” said WHO.

“Any safe and effective pandemic vaccine will be a global public good, and WHO urges rapid, fair and equitable access to any such vaccines worldwide.”

Thus, how effective is this Russian Vaccine? has become a valid question.

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