Covid-19: UAE completes inoculation phase of Russian vaccine trial
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Covid-19: UAE completes inoculation phase of Russian vaccine trial

Covid-19: UAE completes inoculation phase of Russian vaccine trial

A total of 1,000 volunteers received their second dose

Trials of the Russian vaccine – Sputnik V – in the UAE have completed the inoculation phase, the Abu Dhabi Media Office has confirmed.

A total of 1,000 volunteers received their second dose. The trial will now transition into the scientific data collection phase, with UAE results to be combined with global research findings.

Interim results will be announced in April 2021. The vaccine’s immune response will be monitored in volunteers for 180 days. The Russian vaccine has so far shown a 91.6 per cent efficacy rate.

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention approved the Russian Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, for emergency use, earlier this year.

Read: UAE approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

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