28 Apr 2021 14:32

EpiVacCorona vaccine effective against all coronavirus strains - developer

MOSCOW. April 28 (Interfax) - The EpiVacCorona coronavirus vaccine is effective against all strains of Covid-19, deputy head of Rospotrebnadzor's Vector Center Tatyana Nepomnyashchikh said.

"At present, the vaccine is effective against the strains that are circulating," Nepomnyashchikh said at the Molecular Diagnostics and Security 2021 online congress on Wednesday.

"An important question arises now as to how much the composition of the vaccine will have to be changed due to the changing strains, whether the vaccine is effective. We are constantly monitoring, analyzing, looking in what areas (of the S protein of coronavirus) mutation occurs. And no mutations have currently been found in the area of the peptides used by us," she said.