New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced that the country has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19.Also Read - NYC to Impose Vaccine Mandate on Private Sector Employers From Dec 27

This makes Russia the first country in the world to register a COVID-19 vaccine, since the outbreak of the virus last year in China’s Wuhan. Also Read - PM Modi Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Delhi, Says India-Russia Ties Stronger Than Ever

“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered” in Russia, Putin said during a televised video conference call with government ministers. Also Read - Omicron: MP Tightens Surveillance at Borders as Cases of New Variant Detected in Adjoining States

He also informed that  said that one of  his daughters was inoculated with new Russian coronavirus vaccine. “One of my daughters had this vaccine. I think in this sense she took part in the experiment,” Putin added.

Earlier, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko had said that clinical trials of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry were over.

The Russian Defence Ministry had said that  a “final medical examination” of participants in clinical trials of the vaccine took place on August 3 at the Burdenko Main Military Clinical Hospital.

“The results showed that all volunteers had a clear immune response resulting from vaccination. There were no side effects or abnormalities in the work of the volunteers”, a statement released by the ministry read.