Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine to be available in market from early next week: Govt


Make an announcement on the press direction of the Ministry of Health Union in the Covid-19 situation in the country on Thursday, Dr. VK Paul, Member, Niti Aayog, then said that local production Sputnik-V will begin in July.

A shipment of doses of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against Covid-19
A shipment of doses of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against Covid-19

The Union of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) announced on Thursday that Sputnik V, vaccine against Coronavirus (Covid-19) developed by the National Gamaleaaya National Center, will be available on the market throughout the country from the beginning of next week.

Announcement on the Ministry of Health’s press direction in the Covid-19 situation in the country, Dr. VK Paul, Member, Niti Aayog, then said the local production of Sputnik V, often called the world’s first vaccine against viral diseases, will begin in July. Dr. Laboratory Reddy based in Hyderabad will produce vaccines in India.

Sputnik V was authorized the use of emergency (EUA) by the drug controller General India (DCGI) in April, amid a worrying increase in the country’s Covid-19 infection. This will be the third vaccine image to be given in India. Two other shots are covishield and covaxin. The Institute of Serum India-based Pune (SII) produces Oxford-Astrazeneca University Shot “Covishield” while Bharat Biotech International Limited, is also located in Hyderabad, has developed Covaxin.

The Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine was first approved in Russia on August 11 last year. With the efficacy of 91.6%, as published in a medical journal Lancet, vaccines have been removed and approved for mass use in more than 50 countries. Direct Russian Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed an agreement to produce 750 million v doses of v in India.

Drive Indian vaccination against Covid-19 began on January 16, two weeks after DCGI announced permission for Covishield and Covaxin. At present, the third phase of the drive of the national vaccination is underway because every citizen above the age of 18 becomes eligible for Jab starting May 1. According to the Ministry of Health’s dashboard on Thursday morning, 177,214,256 vaccine doses have been given throughout the country so far, so far, including 1,894,991 in the previous 24 hours.


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