Russia on May 06 approved Sputnik Light, the single-dose vaccine against COVID-19. According to the information on Sputnik V's twitter handle, the single-dose vaccine has 79.4% overall efficacy against coronavirus, and is a "reliable pandemic fighter". Sputnik V, which is approved in 64 countries with a total population of over 3.2 billion people, has already started arriving in India for emergency use.
Sputnik V is a minus 18-degrees Celsius storage vaccine, informed Ravi Mathur, Global Logistics' Head, Dr Reddy's Laboratories after the Russian vaccines arrived in India on May 01."Sputnik V is a minus 18-degrees Celsius storage vaccine. We have created a state-of-the-art central warehouse that operates below minus 20-degrees Celsius. These are single-dose ampules, once taken out have to be administered within 30 mins," informed Head of global logistics at Dr. Reddy's lab.
The Sputnik V vaccine will be available in a few weeks after statutory clearances, informed Deepak Sapra, CEO of Dr Reddy's Laboratories after the Russian vaccines arrived in India on May 01. "Today, we have received 1,50,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine here in Hyderabad. The vaccine will be available in a few weeks after it has gone through statutory clearances. The price will also be announced then," said CEO Sapra.