Will Sputnik V Be India’s Third COVID-19 Vaccine?

New Delhi: The central government’s Subject Expert Committee (SEC) is likely to meet on Wednesday on drugmaker Dr. Reddy’s application seeking emergency use authorisation for the Sputnik V vaccine in India. If the SEC gives a nod, Sputnik V will be India’s third vaccine after Covaxin and Covishield, News18 reported.

Dr. Reddy’s has partnered with the Sputnik V vaccine to run clinical trials in India. It had submitted the immunogenicity data after a meeting that was held on February 24.

Dr Reddy’s has partnered with Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to bring the Sputnik V vaccine to India. The Russian vaccine has shown an efficacy of 91.6 %.

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