National vaccine against coronavirus may appear by the end of the summer months, said the Director of the National research centre of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei Alexander Gintsburg in the film Naila Asker-zade “Dangerous virus 5” on the channel “Russia 1”, RIA Novosti reported.
According to Gunzburg, about a month should take pre-clinical testing for toxicity and reactogenicity, then we will obtain permission to conduct clinical research. The immunologist said that the vaccine showed a high immunogenicity during experiments on rodents.
Gunzburg stressed that after registration and the start of production of a vaccine cannot be vaccinated all residents of the country. The scientist added that the Ministry of health will use all possible capacity for vaccine production. According to the virologist, if SARS-CoV-2 will not mutate, the vaccine COVID-19 can enter into the national immunization schedule.
He suggested that the developers have already tested the vaccine on themselves. According to the virologist, and his colleagues are also willing to make a injection, but not in the context of clinical trials. He explained that such actions have nothing to do with the mass production of the vaccine and should not advertise.