Is sputnik a single dose or a double dose vaccine? Where it is available in India as of now?
The Sputnik V is a two-dosage vaccine developed by Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia, in partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). It is required to be given in the gap of 21 days. According to the Lancet research, the efficacy of vaccines was found to be 91.6% after Phase 3 trials.
In India, the Sputnik V vaccine was launched on a soft pilot basis on May 14, 2021. Hyderabad-based Dr. Reddy's Laboratories distributed Sputnik-V in India. Currently, Sputnik V is not available at government-run centers. Dr. Reddy has teamed up with major hospitals across the country, including chains like Apollo, Fortis Healthcare, Medanta. The government has fixed the price of the vaccine at Rs 1,145 per dose (including GST).
Sputnik V vaccine is available in 9 more cities across India: Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Baddi, Kolhapur, and Miryalaguda.
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