Russian scientists published a report on their Covid-19 vaccine showing good results.
The report was published by medical journal The Lancet and it showed that every participant developed antibodies against the virus. It also stated that no participant had any major side-effects after taking the vaccine.
Two trials were condusted between june and July for the vaccine which is called Sputnik-V. Here’s how the trials worked.
The trials involved involved 38 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 60. The participants were given a dose of the vaccine and then a booster vaccine three weeks later. These were monitored for 42 days and all of them developed antibodies within three weeks. The most common side effects were headaches and joint pain.
“Large, long-term trials including a placebo comparison, and further monitoring are needed to establish the long-term safety and effectiveness of the vaccine for preventing Covid-19 infection,” the report stated.
A third phase of trials will involve 40,000 volunteers from “different age and risk groups.”
Even though the vaccine has not being heavily tested yet, results are showing good signs for the Russian Vaccine despite many sceptics.
Now only further widespread testing will show whether the vaccine works properly and is safe to use.