Specialists from the Gamaleya Center are preparing documents for the country’s Ministry of Health to obtain permission to study the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in children.
As the director of the organization, Alexander Gintsburg, said in an interview with TASS, active work is currently underway to prepare the relevant documents, which, presumably, will be completed within the next few months.
“In two months, at best, we will submit documents to the Ministry of Health for consideration to obtain permission,” he said.
At the same time, according to the interlocutor of the agency, it will be possible to start vaccinating minors only after all studies on adults are completely completed, and this, according to his calculations, will not be until April-May.
“That is, the results of observations of the third phase will be officially included in the registration certificate (vaccines – approx.),” The head explained.
To date, more than 1.5 million people have already been vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus infection.
Meanwhile, the Russian Ministry of Health issued a permit to conduct clinical trials of a single-component drug “Sputnik Light”, which will provide a different level of protection – “up to 85% for a certain category of citizens, maybe a little less for others.”