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Russia to trial mixed AstraZeneca, Sputnik V vaccine in Ukraine

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Russia’s sovereign RDIF introduced in December trials to check a mix of the AstraZeneca vaccine with the Sputnik V shot to see if this could increase the efficacy of the British drugmaker’s vaccine.

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Updated: Jan 03, 2021, 09:02 IST


A medical employee fills a syringe with Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine as she prepares to vaccinate a Russian Army service member at a clinic within the metropolis of Rostov-On-Don, Russia. (REUTERS)

Russia is able to conduct medical trials in Ukraine of a COVID-19 vaccine combining its Sputnik V with a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca along with Oxford University, the pinnacle of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) stated on Saturday.

Russia’s sovereign RDIF, which is advertising and marketing the Sputnik V vaccine overseas, introduced in December trials to check a mix of the AstraZeneca vaccine with the Sputnik V shot to see if this could increase the efficacy of the British drugmaker’s vaccine.

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