Russian Health Ministry issues permit for Phase Two trials of COVID nasal spray vaccine

TASS Russian News Agency | Oct 13, 2021 at 2:37 PM

MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. The Russian Health Ministry has issued a permit to the Gamaleya Center to conduct Phase Two clinical trials of a vaccine against coronavirus in the nasal spray form, according to information in the appropriate registry.

The statement specifies that the Gam-COVID-Vac (Sputnik V) preparation will be tested on the base of the Eco-Safety scientific research center in St. Petersburg with 500 adult volunteers participating.

The permit issued on October 12 is effective until December 31, 2023, according to the registry.

At the end of August, Director of the Gamaleya National Research Center Alexander Gintsburg told TASS that the trials of the nasal vaccine which consists of Sputnik V's second component may start at the end of 2021 - early 2022, while the certification of the spray is expected in 2022.