Russia approves single-dose version ‘Sputnik Light’ COVID jab!
Russian health officials on Thursday have approved a single-dose version of the Sputnik V vaccine, calling it “Sputnik Light.”
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which helped finance the vaccine, in a statement, said that Sputnik Light demonstrated 79.4 percent efficacy as compared to 91.6pc for the two-shot Sputnik V.
“The results were drawn from data are taken from 28 days after the injection was administered as part of Russia’s mass vaccination programme between 5 December 2020 and 15 April 2021,” the statement added.
Reportedly, the Russian vaccine has been approved for use in over 60 countries. But it has not yet been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was considering supplying 1 million Sputnik V vaccine doses to Armenia, according to the RIA news agency.
In a bid to boost its vaccine abroad, Russia has already sent some 15,000 doses to the former Soviet Union member last month, Lavrov said following talks with his Armenian counterpart.