Some Russians Wary of Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 12, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Russia said on Wednesday that the first group of vaccines will be available in two weeks and say any safety concerns for the vaccine are ‘groundless.’ When questioned, some citizens of Moscow say they will be too scared to get the vaccine, but it also appears that as in the U.S., there are vaccine skeptics (Russian antivaxxers) would would do not get vaccines for any disease. It seems that the anti-vaccine wackos in the U.S. have company as some Russians also believe that some type of micro-chip will be implanted with the vaccination process.
Some Russians also question the motives for moving this vaccine past the third phase of trial and going directly to vaccine programs. They think safety measures may be compromised in Russia’s efforts to leap ahead and offer the vaccine before the final phase of clinical testing. Some teachers, think they will be forced to get the vaccine.
The Moscow-based Association of Clinical Trials Organizations (ACTO), which is a trade body which represents the world’s top drug makers in Russia, has urged the postponement of giving the vaccine until the final trial (phase 3) is completed.
VT sincerely wishes that the Russian COVID-19 vaccine will be both effective and safe…Carol
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
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