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22 October 2021, 14:52

Scientist: Belarus' COVID-19 vaccine will be safe for all age groups

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MINSK, 22 October (BelTA) – Belarus' own COVID-19 vaccine will be meant for people of all ages, Director of the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Andrei Goncharov told the MIR 24 TV channel, BelTA informs.

“I don't think so,” Andrei Goncharov replied when asked whether there will be any age restrictions for the Belarusian vaccine.

According to the scholar, the vaccine will be absolutely safe for all age groups. “Everyone will be able to get it,” he said.

A reminder, the first pilot batch of the vaccine will be developed in 2022. The first prototypes were developed in May this year; full-fledged prototypes containing substances that enhance the immune response were created at the end of June. Laboratory tests were completed, they showed good results. Now pre-clinical trials are underway. Full-fledged pre-clinical animal trials will begin next year. Clinical trials on humans will most likely begin in the first half of the year.

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