The vaccine, called "Sputnik V" in homage to the world's first satellite launched by the Soviet Union, is not yet in general circulation.
India's cumulative tally of coronavirus infections stood at 7.43 million on Saturday, having risen by 62,212 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed.
In the second phase of the study, 448 participants aged between 18 and 59 were randomly assigned to receive either one eight-microgram shot of vaccine or placebo, or two shots of four micrograms or placebo at zero and 14 days, zero and 21 days or zero and 28 days. "The Novosibirsk-based Vektor Centre has registered a second coronavirus vaccine, EpiVacCorona.As far as I am aware, a third vaccine is nearly ready at the Chumakov Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences", he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 11 announced that the country had registered the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed "Sputnik V".
President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that Russian Federation has registered a second coronavirus vaccine, with a third one in the pipeline, the TASS news agency reported.
"We need to increase production of the first and second vaccine", he said in comments broadcast on state TV. As part of the partnership, RDIF will supply 100 million doses of the vaccine to Dr Reddy's upon regulatory approval in India. However, the vaccine has only completed its early-stage human trials and are yet to undergo a large scale trial or Phase 3.
The scientists have yet to publish the results of the study.
A peptide synthetic vaccine mimics certain parts of the pathogen they are created to protect from, compelling the human body to produce antigens capable of fighting the original virus.
An advanced study involving tens of thousands of volunteers that is necessary to establish the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine was scheduled to start in November or December. They have not reported any serious complications or side effects.
"The Vector centre is also initiating post-registration clinical trials in the various regions of Russian Federation that would include 40,000 volunteers", she was quoted as saying.