Russia likely to launch Sputnik Light Vaccine in India soon

Russia's Health Ministry will register the Sputnik vaccine for children aged 12-17

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Last Updated on November 28, 2021 by The Health Master

The Russian Direct Investment Fund said that the Sputnik Light C-19 vaccine will likely be launched in India by December this year.

At a press conference, the CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, said, “We are hopeful for the launch of Sputnik Light in India in December, and we are working very well with Indian institutes.”

“We have Serum Institute as our production partner in India, and we believe that Sputnik Light will play a big role in the Indian vaccination campaign,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the Sputnik V informed us that Russia’s Health Ministry will register the Sputnik vaccine for children aged 12-17, with shots expected to be available at the end of December.

“Russia’s Health Ministry will register the Sputnik vaccine for children aged 12-17. Sputnik M vaccine for children will be a welcome member of the Sputnik family both in Russia and in global markets,” Sputnik V said in a tweet.

This came as Russia has been grappling with a surge in coronavirus infections and related deaths in recent weeks.

The country has registered 33,558 new confirmed C-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the lowest number since October 16, with the total number of infections reaching 9,434,393 cases, according to data of the anti-coronavirus
crisis centre published on Wednesday.

Besides, India reported 9,283 new cases of C-19 on Wednesday. With this, the active caseload of the infection in the country stands at 1,11,481, which is the lowest in 537 days.

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