“The Rospotrebnadzor Research Center has begun testing a vaccine against the new coronavirus. In Russia, for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic at the State Research Center of the World Bank “Vector” of Rospotrebnadzor, vaccine prototypes based on six different technological platforms were developed in the shortest possible time, ”the agency’s website said.

It is specified that vaccine prototypes will be tested in laboratory animals.

“The most promising and safe prototypes will be determined as part of the research ... The composition, dose, and route of administration of the future vaccine will be determined. Scientists expect that the introduction of the vaccine will be possible in the fourth quarter of 2020, ”the Rospotrebnadzor said.

It was previously reported that Russian scientists were able to decipher the first complete genome of coronavirus.