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    Russian two-vector vaccine against coronavirus
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    The Russian Health Ministry registered the first coronavirus vaccine in the world on 11 August. It was developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry.

    Russian officials have said that the country is capable of producing 500 million doses of the vaccine in the next 12 months, with production expected to be conducted abroad as well, and clinical trials set to start soon in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines.

    The Russian Health Ministry has said that the Gamaleya vaccine's two-stage plan can provide immunity to the coronavirus disease for up to two years. According to Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, the vaccine will be produced by the Gamaleya Centre and Sistema's Binnopharm.

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