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Russia will launch the Corona vaccine in the form of a nasal spray for children next September


The scientist who led the development of the Sputnik V vaccine said that Russia has tested a vaccine for the Corona virus taken in the form of a nasal spray suitable for children aged between 8 and 12 years, and plans to launch the new product in September.


According to the Russian TASS news agency, Alexander Ginsberg, who heads the Gamalya Aesthetic Institute that developed the Sputnik v vaccine, said that the sprayer for children used the same vaccine "only instead of a needle, which is placed in the form of a nasal spray."


Ginsberg added, during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, that the children's vaccine is expected to be ready for distribution by September 15.


Ginsberg confirmed, in comments carried by the TASS news agency, that the research group tested the vaccine on children aged 8 to 12 years, and did not find any side effects among the test group, including a lack of body temperature.


"We vaccinate our young patients by nose, and we only administer the same vaccine as the nasal spray, without giving more details about the study such as the number of children participating," Ginsberg said.


On the other hand, the Russian President said, Russia should have a broader vaccination against the Corona virus, explaining that the volume of Corona virus vaccines manufactured in Russia makes it possible to vaccinate everyone who wants them.


The number of people vaccinated against the Corona virus in Russia has reached 18 million, while no cases of serious complications have been recorded. Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that this indicates that vaccination in the country should be wider, adding, "It seems to me that this is absolutely convincing evidence that vaccination should be wider."


He added, that the volume of coronavirus vaccines manufactured in Russia makes it possible to vaccinate everyone who wants them, adding, "Now in Russia, in terms of the volume of the vaccine produced, we can vaccinate everyone who wants."


Currently, there are four registered vaccines in Russia: Sputnik V and Sputnik Light from Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, EpiVacCorona by Vector State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology, and CoviVac by the Scientific Center Federal Chumakov, where both Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac are two-dose and Sputnik Light, a single-dose.

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