Russia applied to WHO for prequalification of vaccine against coronavirus

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The Russian authorities have applied to the World Health Organization (WHO) for the prequalification (quality, safety and efficacy of drugs) of the coronavirus vaccine, Interfax reported on Wednesday, August 12.

“The Russian authorities have started communicating with the WHO on the requirements for a possible prequalification of a vaccine produced in Russia. WHO prequalification of any vaccine includes a scrupulous review and assessment of all the necessary safety and efficacy data obtained in clinical trials <...> WHO expects to receive details and all related data related to the development of this vaccine, “the agency quotes the organization’s technical experts …

In addition, WHO called for rapid access to coronavirus vaccines around the world in accordance with the principle of “no one should be left on the sidelines”, while noting that accelerated vaccine development should be carried out in accordance with established procedures for each stage of development in order to guarantee its safety and effectiveness.

On August 11, a vaccine based on an adenovirus vector was registered with the Russian Ministry of Health. It became the first registered vaccine against the new coronavirus infection SARS-COV-2 in the world.

All information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112. In addition, information is available under the hashtag #WeWeTogether.

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