Russia might register COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in Pakistan

Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is reportedly 91.4% effective

A new development has been reported in Pakistan amid the global race to secure supplies of coronavirus vaccine.

Russia has has sought details about getting the COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V registered in Pakistan.

In a letter written to the prime minister’s aide on health Dr Faisal Sultan, the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, has shown an interest in getting their vaccine registered in Pakistan.

Sputnik V is one of the first registered vaccines in the world which has been “certified for emergency use.”

Russia first began rolling out its Sputnik V vaccine in early December. More than 800,000 people in Russia have been vaccinated so far against the new coronavirus while more than 1.5 million Sputnik V vaccine doses have been dispatched to different countries.

Pakistan recently announced to buy 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China’s Sinopharm, developed by Beijing Biological Products Institute. The Sinopharm vaccine is 79.34 percent effective, according to the company.

Sputnik V vaccine

  • The two-dose vaccine is the world’s first registered vaccine.
  • Sputnik V vaccine’s efficacy is confirmed at 91.4%
  • The dry form of the vaccine can be stored at a temperature of +2 to +8 degrees Celsius.
  • The cost of one dose of the vaccine is reported to be less than $10.
  • Sputnik V has since been approved for use in Belarus, Argentina and Guinea.

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