Putin says Russia has registered coronavirus vaccine

Putin says Russia has registered coronavirus vaccine

Putin says Russia has registered coronavirus vaccine Izvor: Shutterstock

Russia has officially registered a coronavirus vaccine developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute, President Vladimir Putin said on Russian state TV on Tuesday.

Speaking in a live teleconference with his cabinet ministers, Putin said the vaccine had gone through all the necessary checks.

The Russian President said one of his daughters has taken the vaccine; he said she had a slightly higher temperature, but that she now feels better. 

Reports about Russia's vaccine have come amid concerns about its safety, effectiveness and allegations that the country has cut essential corners in its development. 

Russian officials told CNN previously that crucial Phase III trials would take place after state registration of the vaccine.

Russia has released no scientific data on its vaccine testing and CNN is unable to verify its claimed safety or effectiveness.  

Critics say the country's push for a vaccine comes amid political pressure from the Kremlin, which is keen to portray Russia as a global scientific force.

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

MOST POPULAR

NAJNOVIJE

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

No coronavirus deaths, 74 newly infected in Serbia 16:18 h

16:18 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Eastern Bosnia locals discover huge rock sphere - a rare geological phenomenon 15:02 h

15:02 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatia's coronavirus update: 212 new cases, three fatalities 14:18 h

14:18 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Bosnia logs 235 new Covid-19 cases 14:12 h

14:12 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Sarajevo Intl Airport records dramatic drop in number of passengers 12:27 h

12:27 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Montenegro ramping up anti-COVID measures 12:07 h

12:07 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

What Bosnian nationals expect in case of return from Syrian camps 11:27 h

11:27 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Croatian PM Plenkovic calls for reform of UN and Bosnian Constitution 25.09.2020.

25.09.2020.  |  NEWS

loader