The Union ministry of health and family welfare has announced on Thursday that the first batch of Russia’s Sputnik-V corona virus vaccine has arrived in India and likely to available in the market by next week.
Making the announcement at the Union health ministry’s press briefing Dr. VK Paul, Member, NITI Aayog further said that the local production of the Sputnik-V will start in India from July onwards. Hyderabad based Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories will manufacture the vaccine in India.
Sputnik-V is developed by Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre and is the 3rd of the 3 vaccines to be approved and administered in the country after Covaxin and Covishield.
The Sputnik-V was first approved in Russia on August last year with an efficacy of 92% as been published in the Lancet Medical Journal and the vaccine has been cleared and approved for mass use in more than 50 countries so far.