Production in India is expected to come fully onstream in September and RDIF expects India to become a major production hub for the Sputnik V vaccine with such companies as Serum Institute of India
Soft launch of Sputnik V vaccine reaches over 50 cities and towns, after initial launch in Hyderabad on May 14
Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against the coronavirus, dubbed Sputnik V, in August 2020.
The first batch of the vaccine will be shipped to Russia's Gamaleya Center for quality control. Sputnik V, which was granted emergency use authorisation in India in April.
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The single-dose Sputnik Light vaccine will be administered to those who have contracted Covid-19, as well as those who have received two doses of vaccines six months ago or more to boost their immunity.
Being a limited pilot phase presently, registration on CoWIN is not open yet to public, but will become open at the time of commercial launch.
Anvisa also approved a proposal to import Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.
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The chief minister said there are around 650 cases of the black fungus in Delhi government hospitals but there is a shortage of drugs used to treat the disease.
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Sputnik V was registered in India under the emergency use authorization procedure on April 12, and vaccination against coronavirus with the Russian vaccine started on May 14.
The package includes air tickets from Delhi to Moscow, 24-day stay in Russia, two doses of Sputnik V, 24 breakfast and Indian dinner all at a cost of Rs1.29 lakh per person.
Dr Reddy's which had received over two lakh vaccines from RDIF, recently soft-launched Sputnik V and tied up with Apollo Hospitals for piloting the vaccine.
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