Turkey considers allowing Phase III testing of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine - (Fidelity via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Turkey Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Thursday that the country is considering a request from Russia to conduct Phase III trials of Russia's Sputnik-V COVID-19 vaccine, as reported Fidelity.

  • "We received a request regarding Phase III trials for this vaccine. We saw that this application dossier was sufficient, that pre-clinical efforts, as well as Phase I and II work were completed," Koca said.

  • He added that 13 different Turkish vaccine efforts were underway in Turkey, but only at pre-Phase I levels so far.

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