OREANDA-NEWS. The concentration of the novel coronavirus vaccine for children aged six to 11 is likely to be 10 times less than the parent Sputnik V for adults. Such a drug may be called "Sputnik 2M", but this is still a working version, the director of the center named after V.I. Gamalei Alexander Gunzburg.

On Monday, the scientist said that the documents for obtaining permission to conduct clinical trials of this vaccine preparation had already been submitted to the Ministry of Health.

"The dilution of Sputnik V can be either five times, or ten times, most likely we will stop at a concentration ten times lower," Gunzburg said. and here is "Sputnik-2M."

He noted that on average, the procedure for making a decision on issuing a permit for conducting clinical trials takes about a month. "I hope they will answer us sooner," he concluded.

The Ministry of Health on November 24 registered the Sputnik M coronavirus vaccine, which will be used to prevent infection in adolescents aged 12 to 17, inclusive. The vaccine consists of two components, which are given 21 days apart. The Ministry of Health noted that the vaccination of adolescents aged 12 to 15 years will be carried out only with the consent of parents or guardians, and from 15 years and older with their own written informed voluntary consent.