The Russian Health Ministry has issued a permit to conduct the post-registration clinical trials of the
“An open comparative study of the preventive efficacy and a non-comparative study of the immunogenicity and safety of the CoviVac preparation (a whole-virion inactivated concentrated purified coronavirus vaccine), produced by the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution
The register also indicates that the trials will be held on the basis of 16 medical organizations in Kirov, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Obninsk, Chelyabinsk, Tatarstan, Zheleznogorsk, Stary Oskol, and Novotroitsk.
On February 19, the Russian Healthcare Ministry certified the whole-virion inactivated CoviVac vaccine, developed by the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune and Biological Products of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Either artificially weakened viruses incapable of causing a disease or dead (inactivated) viruses are used in whole-virion vaccines.