Vector’s drug was registered before completing phase three trials two months after Putin announced the approval of Sputnik V

The COVID vaccine developed by a former biological weapons research laboratory has been approved by Russian Health Authorities. It is the second time that the Kremlin has bypassed accepted scientific protocol.

Russian President Putin said that a vaccine developed by the Vector State Virology and Biotechnology Centre in Siberia has been registered. “We need to increase production of our first and now our second vaccine, first of all we should supply the domestic market,” Putin said, adding that Russia will also work with foreign partners to make the inoculations.

Vector’s drug was registered before completing phase three trials two months after Putin announced approval of Sputnik V as the world’s first covid-19 vaccine. Deputy PM Tatyana Golikova said it is safe and the first 60,000 doses will be produced soon. She told Putin she had already tried the vaccine and not suffered any side effects.

Vector’s vaccine was tested on a limited number of people before receiving provisional registration like Sputnik V. There were 100 volunteers in phase 1 and 2 trials and all feel fine.

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