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Russia ready to trial combined AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine - Metro US

Russia ready to trial combined AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine

FILE PHOTO: A Russian Army service member receives an injection with Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a clinic in the city of Rostov-On-Don

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is ready to conduct clinical trials in Ukraine of a COVID-19 vaccine combining its Sputnik V with a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca together with Oxford University, the head of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Saturday.

Russia’s sovereign RDIF, which is marketing the Sputnik V vaccine abroad, announced in December trials to test a combination of the AstraZeneca vaccine with the Sputnik V shot to see if this can boost the efficacy of the British drugmaker’s vaccine.

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova and Andrey Ostroukh; editing by David Evans)

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