Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced that Russia has officially registered Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute. The vaccine had gone through all the necessary checks, Putin said.
Mr. Putin said one of his daughters has taken After vaccination he said, her temperature rose to 38C and then dropped to 37C .
CNN reported that crucial Phase III trials would take place after state registration of the vaccine.
CNN reported , “Russia has released no scientific data on its vaccine testing and CNN is unable to verify its claimed safety or effectiveness. “
Critics say the country’s push for a vaccine comes amid political pressure from the Kremlin, which is keen to portray Russia as a global scientific force, CNN reported.