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Health

Russia approves trial of COVID-19 vaccine on group of over 60s - RIA

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s health ministry has approved a trial of the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 on 110 volunteers over the age of 60, the RIA news agency cited the ministry as saying on Tuesday.

The testing will be conducted alongside an ongoing late-stage trial, known as a Phase III, of the vaccine on 40,000 volunteers in Moscow.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Catherine Evans

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