Alexander Gintsburg, Director of the “Gamalia” Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology Research, said that the third stage or post-registration stage of the Corona vaccine, which was developed by the center, may start within 7-10 days.
In an interview with TASS, the expert added, “On Monday we will present the first version of the protocol for post-registration studies. Given the great interest of the public and the press in this matter, I think that the Ministry of Health will not delay and will approve the protocol for us within a week. So I think, That in seven or a maximum in ten days, everything will begin. “
And Gainsburg continued that the vaccine is planned to attract tens of thousands of people to the third stage. Studies and tests will be conducted in the Moscow region.
And the Russian expert continued, “Tens of thousands of people will participate. Since the operation is costly financially, the financial aspect will be taken into consideration. The Moscow region has all the necessary infrastructure to conduct not only vaccination, but also monitoring and follow-up.”
Earlier, the Federal Authority for the Protection of Consumer Rights and Citizen Welfare, “Ros Potribnadzor”, said that after the drug was registered, 2,000 people would participate in clinical trials.