Sputnik Light COVID vaccine registered

The Russian Ministry of Health has registered the Sputnik Light coronavirus vaccine. This is reported by TASS, citing data from the State Register of Medicines.

Sputnik Light COVID vaccine registered
6484835 10.03.2021 In this handout photo released by Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, a phial of Russian Sputnik-Light one-dose vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology is pictured in Moscow, Russia. Sputnik-Light is based on the same special structures (carrier vectors) as the two-dose Russian Gam-COVID-VAK (trademark “Sputnik V”) vaccine. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use. Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology,Image: 596669235, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no

Sputnik Light is the first component of the Sputnik V two-component vaccine that can be used alone.

The Sputnik Light vaccine, like Sputnik V, was developed by the Gamaleya Moscow Center. According to the developers’ forecast, immunity from Sputnik V will last up to two years, from Sputnik Light – four to five months. The third phase of testing the Sputnik Light vaccine began on 28 February.

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