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Russia to begin Phase III trials of second COVID-19 vaccine in Nov-Dec: TASS

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will begin Phase III trials of a second potential vaccine against COVID-19, developed by Siberia’s Vector Institute, in November-December, the TASS news agency cited Russian consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor as saying on Friday.

Early-stage clinical trials for the vaccine were completed on Wednesday.

Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Polina Ivanova

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