Moreover, EpiVacCorona has not but entered bigger clinical trials vital to find out security and efficacy. Generally, information from late-stage clinical trials (Phase III trials) are required for customary regulatory approval. Those trials are likely to contain tens of hundreds of members, who’re intently adopted for months to evaluate how efficient the vaccine is at stopping an infection and to observe for uncommon facet-results.
Still, Putin touted the new vaccine in the information convention, revealing that Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova and the pinnacle of Russia’s client security watchdog Anna Popova have each been given doses of EpiVacCorona as a part of a clinical trial.
The dearth of knowledge on EpiVacCorona echoes what was seen in August, when Russia approved its first COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V. That vaccine was additionally accepted without revealed information after being examined in solely 76 individuals. Early trial outcomes have since been launched on the vaccine, however researchers shortly famous oddities in the data. Sputnik V is now in massive, Phase III trials.
And, like EpiVacCorona, Putin introduced the approval of Sputnik V while noting early, excessive-profile vaccinations. Putin revealed that one among his personal daughters had obtained a dose of the vaccine.