“When you have finished the third phase of testing on adults, which will begin, hopefully in August and will continue for five months, until the end of the year, so testing at a children’s contingent, 18 years and below, we’ll start after the New year,” – said the scientist TASS.

Now the developers of the first Russian vaccine against the new coronavirus infection is prepared in conjunction with leading pediatricians of the country documents required for permission to begin trials of vaccines for children. In this earlier Gunzburg explained that to start testing a new vaccine on children only after the studies with adult volunteers will be absolutely ascertained the safety of the new drug.

“There’s a lot of specifics of the test for children’s population compared to adult population. And according to our law, and not only our children can test new drugs, including a vaccine, only after the completion of these studies on adults,” he said in today’s interview.

the Testing of vaccines intended for children, according to the legislation, also carried out in several stages with different number of participants in the different age groups.

Also, Gunzburg noted that the vaccine for the coronavirus is unlikely to create lifelong immunity against the new coronavirus. He suggested that vaccination should be done once in several years.

the Minister of health of Michael Murashko has confirmed recently that the Ministry of health started the registration process of the vaccine, developed at the Center for Gamalei, and also gave permission for clinical trials of a second vaccine COVID-19 created state research center “Vector” of Rospotrebnadzor. Vaccination against COVID-19 to commence in August-September, and in fact this will be the third phase of testing. The first is expected to begin to instill in physicians working directly with COVID-patients. in addition to doctors, according to Gunzburg, vaccination in the first place needs to teachers, elderly people for whom COVID-19 the most dangerous, as well as citizens who live and work in closed groups – for example, the military serving.