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Russia to register second COVID-19 vaccine by October 15: TASS - Metro US

Russia to register second COVID-19 vaccine by October 15: TASS

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia expects to register a second potential vaccine against COVID-19 by Oct. 15, the TASS news agency cited Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor as saying on Tuesday.

The vaccine has been developed by Siberia’s Vector Institute, which completed early-stage human trials of the vaccine last week.

Russia registered its first vaccine candidate, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, in August. Late-stage trials, involving at least 40,000 people, are ongoing.

(Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Polina Ivanova; editing by Jason Neely)

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