The Covid-19 pandemic is not over yet. But there is a ray of hope in the form of the vaccine. There are 3 vaccines that are approved by the government, the first one is Covishield, the second one is Covaxin, and the last and new one is Sputnik V. Sputnik V is an effective vaccine and accepted by medical people around the world.
What Is Sputnik V :
Sputnik V is a vaccine developed by Russia. It is a viral vector vaccine for COVID-19 developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. Registered on 11 August 2020 by the Russian Ministry of Health as Gam-COVID-Vac .The V in its name however stands for the alphabet ‘v’ (for vaccine) , and not the Roman numeral . It is named after world’s first satellite launched by the Soviet Union . It is the first vaccine against Covid-19 virus. It was announced in August 11 2020 . It got approval from Government of India on 12 April 2021 . It arrived in India on 1 May 2021 and receive the regulatory clearance on 13 May 2021 . The efficacy is 91.6% .
Which State Got The First Dose Of Sputnik V:
The first dose of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was administered by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories in Hyderabad on Friday. Dr. Reddy’s co-chairman and managing director G V Prasad said that with the rising cases in India, vaccination was the country’s most effective tool in the battle against COVID-19. “Contributing to the vaccination drive in India is our biggest priority right now to help Indians be healthy and safe,” he added.
Cost Of Sputnik V In Different States Of India
The company has released the price of the Russian Vaccine. The price is around Rs.1000. It is Rs.948 per dose with an additional 5% GST to be charged on it. That will be Rs.995.4. The price will be the same in all the states. With the addition of Sputnik V, there is a total of 3 vaccines available.
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