“Combinations of different COVID-19 vaccines may be an important step in generating wider protection through a stronger immune response and better accessibility,” the company reported.
The volunteers over the age of 18 will participate in the trials. It is specified that they will start until the end of 2020. The vaccine might be used if its efficacy will make over 90%. Meanwhile, AstraZeneca vaccine has 70% efficiency, while the Russian one stated to be more than 90%.
It is specified that both AZD1222 and Sputnik V are adenoviral vector vaccines that contain genetic material of SARS-CoV-2 virus spike protein. The adenovirus itself is unable to replicate so it can only act as a carrier of genetic material.
As we reported, as tests of various vaccine manufacturers are underway, American company Moderna, Inc. decided to shape the test group from teenagers aged from 12 to 18 years old.
Earlier, the UK approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus in the country. Britain has ordered 40 million doses of Pfizer vaccine for the vaccination of 20 million of the population. Soon, about 10 million doses will be supplied to the country, while the first 800,000 doses will arrive in the country in the next few days.