Elena Smolyarchuk, the chief researcher for the Russian Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University, told TASS newswire on Sunday that human trials for the vaccine had been completed and those test patients will be discharged soon.
Brazil was the first emerging market to get a test drive of the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine, However, Russia has been the first to complete human trials.
The Oxford University team’s experimental product, called “ChAdOx1 nCoV-19”, is a type of immunization known as a recombinant viral vector vaccine and was just one of at least 70 potential Covid-19 vaccines trials.
Oxford University scientists who were working on this coronavirus vaccine had earlier on said that the vaccine may only have a 50-per-cent chance of success.
In a report, Smolyarchuk was quoted as saying that the research has been completed and it proved that the vaccine is safe and that the volunteers will be discharged on July 15 and July 20. However, there was no other information on when this vaccine would enter commercial production.
According to the World Health Organization, there are at least 21 vaccines currently under trial worldwide whereby every country and every lab is taking a different approach to finding the right solution to stop COVID-19 from conquering the world.
Russia had earlier on allowed clinical trials of two forms of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.
The first Coronavirus vaccine trial was carried out at the Burdenko Military Hospital. The other vaccine was given to test patients at the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.
After some 20 volunteers being injected with the drug, they were quarantined for 28 days, and later the results showed that they were developing immunity to the coronavirus, the details of what the drug was were not disclosed.
Russia has reported 719,449 cases of the new SARS coronavirus. Some 11,188 people have died from complications caused by Covid-19, the disease caused by the new SARS.
Compiled by Nsunjo Erica