The world’s first nasal vaccine against COVID-19 has been registered in Russia

The drug will be used as a booster after vaccination (archive photo)
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The Russian Ministry of Health has registered the world’s first nasal coronavirus vaccine developed at the Gamalea Center. The Sputnik V vaccine will be released in a new form. This was reported in the press service of the ministry.

“The Ministry of Health of Russia has registered a nasal form of the vaccine Gam-Kovid-Vak (Sputnik V) for the prevention of coronavirus, developed by NICEF. Gamalei. The vaccine, like Sputnik V, consists of two components based on adenoviral vectors 26 and 5 types and is injected with a special spray nozzle into the nasal cavity with an interval of three weeks, “- said in a telegram channel of the Ministry of Health. The vaccine has so far been allowed to be used in medical organizations that vaccinate citizens over 18 years of age.

Earlier, the head of the Gamalea Center Alexander Ginzburg said that the nasal vaccine will be used as a booster after vaccination with “Sputnik V”. It is not yet known whether nasal vaccine injections can be completely replaced. It will also be necessary to be vaccinated at least once every six months, Ginzburg said, the National News Service reports. Scientists hope that the drug in spray format will help in the fight against the coronavirus strain “Omicron”, reports “Dni.ru” with reference to the Gamalea Center.

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The Russian Ministry of Health has registered the world’s first nasal coronavirus vaccine developed at the Gamalea Center. The Sputnik V vaccine will be released in a new form. This was reported in the press service of the ministry. “The Ministry of Health of Russia has registered a nasal form of the vaccine Gam-Kovid-Vak (Sputnik V) for the prevention of coronavirus, developed by NICEF. Gamalei. The vaccine, like Sputnik V, consists of two components based on adenoviral vectors 26 and 5 types and is injected with a special spray nozzle into the nasal cavity with an interval of three weeks, “- said in a telegram channel of the Ministry of Health. The vaccine has so far been allowed to be used in medical organizations that vaccinate citizens over 18 years of age. Earlier, the head of the Gamalea Center Alexander Ginzburg said that the nasal vaccine will be used as a booster after vaccination with “Sputnik V”. It is not yet known whether nasal vaccine injections can be completely replaced. It will also be necessary to be vaccinated at least once every six months, Ginzburg said, the National News Service reports. Scientists hope that the drug in spray format will help in the fight against the coronavirus strain “Omicron”, reports “Dni.ru” with reference to the Gamalea Center.

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