(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Sputnik Light to boost vaccination coverage

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Sputnik Light to boost vaccination coverage

Topic: Sputnik Light to boost vaccination coverage

Guest:

  • Prof. N. K. Ganguly, (Former Director General, ICMR)
  • Prof. N. K. Arora, (Chairman, Covid 19 working Group, NTAGI)

Topic Description:

In a move that will further strengthen the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Russia on Thursday authorised the one-shot Sputnik Light version of its Covid vaccine for use.

The Sputnik Light vaccine demonstrated 79.4 per cent efficacy compared to 91.6 per cent for the two-shot Sputnik V.

According to Russia’s health ministry, Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, and the Russian Direct Investment Fund – who are the developers of the vaccine, the data for Sputnik Light was taken 28 days after it was administered as part of the country’s mass vaccination program between December 5th and April 15th.

They said the vaccine has proven effective against all new strains of coronavirus.

A single dose of the vaccine will cost under 10 dollars. The one-shot regimen will allow for the immunization of a larger number of people in a shorter period of time.

Russia has named India, South Korea and China among the countries that will produce Sputnik Light.

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Courtesy: RSTV