Everything about Sputnik V COVID Vaccine by Russia

Who developed the Sputnik V vaccine?

When was it approved for use?

How effective is Sputnik V against Covid-19?

Who manufactures the Sputnik V vaccine?

How many doses of Sputnik V are required?

What are the side effects of Sputnik V?

How many other countries are using the vaccine?

Quick details about Sputnik V vaccine

About the Vaccine

Sputnik V

Other names

Gam-COVID-Vac

Who developed it?

Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia

When was it approved?

12 April 2021

When was it deployed?

Deployment is expected to begin in late May 2021

Who is manufacturing this vaccine in India?

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, and also by Hetero Biopharma, Gland Pharma, Stelis Biopharma, Panacea Biotec, Virchow Biotech, and Shilpa Medicare

What is in the vaccine?

A weakened version of an adenovirus

How many doses are required?

2 doses, given 21 days apart

Efficacy of the vaccine

91.6%

How much does it cost?

Unknown

How much will you have to pay?

Unknown

What are the side effects of the vaccine?

Sore arm, tiredness, and a low fever.

Despite its initial controversy, the Russian Sputnik V vaccine has proven to have effective results in protecting people against the Covid-19. As well as proving to be effective, it has also been seen as safe to use, with no serious reactions linked to the vaccine during trials.

Though it might not be compulsory to get vaccinated in India, it is important to protect ourselves. And once this vaccine becomes available in India, it will become another weapon in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.