Sputnik V clinical trial on adolescents to begin in July

Deputy Mayor for Social Development Anastasia Rakova said that the study will begin in July and

will last a year: based on its results, a decision will be made to include adolescents in the COVID-19 vaccination program.

The same as before for citizens over 18 years old,the research will take place in three phases - according to the already proven technology. The first and second phases of the study will be carried out on the basis of two leading children's hospitals in the capital - Morozov Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital named after V.I. PER. Bashlyaeva.

Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor for Social Development

Number of volunteers:

  • The first two phases: 100 people,
  • The third phase - 250 people.

The recruitment of participants in the first and second phases of research is currently underway, Rakova said. She noted that based on the test results, a decision will be made to include adolescents in the vaccination program.

Rakova noted that during testingvolunteers will be introduced to "Sputnik V", but to a lesser extent. After the introduction of the first and second components, adolescents will be in isolated boxes of the hospital for three days, where they will observe their well-being.

The study will involve volunteers who have no contraindications to the drug or other medical contraindications.

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