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Single dose vaccine considered by Modi govt

Friday, May 14, 2021 • Telugu Comments

The Modi government is giving a serious consideration to the single dose vaccine, Sputnik Light. The same was invented and approved by Russia recently.

National media today reported that talks between the Centre and Dr Reddy's (the manufactuerr of Sputnik V as well as Sputnik Light) on the issue of a pan-India roll-out will take place in June.

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Since it's a single dose vaccine, the pace of vaccination is expected to improve drastically if successful.

"Roll-out decision should be in June. Government needs to act fast with a Yes/No decision while ensuring efficacy is meaningful and availability is guaranteed," opined Vishnu Som of NDTV.

"Sputnik Light is a revolutionary 1-shot vaccine whose efficacy is higher than many 2-shot vaccines. It will double vaccination rates and help to handle epidemic peaks," health experts at Sputnik V said earlier this month. The vaccine's efficacy is about 80%.

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