Director of NICEM them. Gamalei Gunzburg announced the creation of a new vaccine against coronavirus
Scientists at the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology have created a vaccine against a subspecies of the Omicron VA.5 coronavirus strain. About it “Izvestia” said the director of the center Alexander Gintsburg.
“It targets BA.5, but also protects against BA.1, BA.2,” he said.
According to Gunzburg, the drug from this sub-variant is necessary, since BA.5 has changed a lot compared to the previous subspecies. Because of this, the antigenic composition of the vaccine strain had to be changed.
The vaccine is already available at the Gamaleya Center. Now we are discussing how to introduce it into civilian circulation.
In total, 25,815 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Russia per day, 2,525 people were hospitalized, which is 5.3% less compared to August 10.
The country recorded six cases of the disease with a hybrid of strains “omicron” and “delta” – “deltacron”. All patients had mild disease at home.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Health announced that the expiration date of the Sputnik V vaccine had been extended. For different manufacturers, they range from six months to one year.