Sputnik V vaccine will only be distributed after taking approval of mandatory regulations from the Central Medicine Laboratory, Kasauli.
The Consignment of Russia’s Sputnik Vaccine is currently heading towards Hyderabad from Moscow with the first 150,000 batch of a dose that will arrive on Saturday with three million other doses scheduled to land this month.
According to the Diplomat based in Moscow and New Delhi, flights carrying 150,000 preventive vaccine doses leave Russian shores this morning and will be handed over to the Laboratory of Dr. Reddy. Before the dose was submitted for vaccination, Indian partners from the Russian vaccine would seek mandatory approval from the Central Medicine Laboratory, Kasauli.
Sputnik v based on human adenoviral vectors, is one of three vaccines (the other two are Pfizer and Moderna) which have more than 90 percent efficacy of Coronavirus disease, caused by SARS-COV-2. It was given regulatory approval or authorization of limited use in India on April 12. Two dosage vaccines, which must be managed 21 days apart, have been developed by the Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology and are supported by Russian rulers of the Wealth Fund, Russian direct investment funds or RDIF.
According to officials, some five million “filling and completed” sputnik b bottles will arrive in containers from Russia in June and around 10 million plus vaccines in July. New Delhi has asked Moscow to increase the vaccine supply because he wants to vaccinate as many Indians as possible in a short time.
The delivery of Sputnik V vaccines began after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a long conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 28. Moscow-based diplomats said that the conversation was “very warm” between the two leaders with India at this hour the national crisis.