Photo: Igor Ivanko / Agency “Moscow”
The Director of the National research center named after Gamalei Alexander Ginzburg called the reason a vaccine for the coronavirus is a new type of first time it will be inaccessible to children. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
As explained Gunzburg, according to the Russian legislation, to test the vaccine on children and give them a new drug only after it passes a full cycle of testing on adults. “When will the third phase of testing, then we will allow a study of 18”, — he said. However, the expert expressed hope that a vaccine for the coronavirus will be suitable for children.
What to say about the use of the vaccine in relation to children too early said the head of the Institute for translational medicine and biotechnology sechenovskiy University Vadim Tarasov. He noticed that children “are not a risk group, they are easier to tolerate disease”. However, he stressed that before the use of vaccines in children it passes preclinical testing in immature animals, after which a decision will be made about its use on children.
Earlier, Alexander Ginzburg said that trials of the vaccine against coronavirus for children can begin within six months after completing her trials on adults. The scientist noted that such provisions are fixed in the current legislation.
July 12, Russia completed testing the world’s first vaccine against the coronavirus, which were held in Sechenovskiy University. The objective of this phase of testing was to demonstrate the drug’s safety for human health.
Video, photo All from Russia.