The World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will be included in the recommended list. This was reported in the press service of the organization.
The organization said that they are in touch with the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, which developed the vaccine. “If it is determined that a product submitted for evaluation meets the criteria for inclusion in the list, WHO will openly publish the results,” the WHO said, adding that it is looking forward to the results of the Russian vaccine.
Sputnik V is the first registered Russian vaccine against coronavirus, created on the basis of another adenovirus, in which the coronavirus gene is embedded. When it enters cells, it forms proteins in them – they cause immunity and promote the development of antibodies. The second registration was given to the EpiVacCorona vaccine from the Vector center. It does not contain a biological agent, but contains synthetic analogs of viral protein regions.