Sputnik V Vaccine Granted Full Permanent Approval In Russia
Moscow/New Delhi, February 4 (TNA) The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund) has announced that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus has been granted full permanent approval by Russia’s Health Ministry. It had previously held temporary emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Russian regulator.
Sputnik V was authorized on August 11, 2020, becoming the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19 to be granted emergency use authorization. Sputnik V has been authorized in 71 countries with a total population of over 4 billion people. Its one-component version, Sputnik Light, is authorized in over 30 countries, both as a standalone vaccine and a universal booster to other vaccines.
Sputnik V and Sputnik Light are based on a safe and effective human adenoviral vector platform and have not been associated with rare serious adverse events following vaccination, such as myocarditis or pericarditis. The highest safety and efficacy of Sputnik V and Sputnik Light was demonstrated in more than 30 studies and real-world data from more than 60 countries.