According to Sputnik News - Russia has become the first country in the world to register a COVID-19 vaccine, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
"As far as I know, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection was registered this morning," the president said at a meeting with the government.
Healthcare Minister Mikhail Murashko confirmed that the Russian Microbiology Research Center Gamaleya's vaccine was registered.
Vladimir Putin told that his daughter had corona virus, after which she was given this new vaccine. His temperature rose for a while but now he is perfectly fine. The two-stage injection of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine helps form an immunity that can last up to two years, the press service of the Health Ministry said Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the ministry approved registration of the vaccine that was developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute.