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Russia registers Sputnik Light vaccine

Russia registers Sputnik Light vaccine

Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Health on Monday received the documents required to register the Sputnik Light vaccine against Covid-19, developed by the Gamaleya Epidemiology and Microbiology Center.
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Last week, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko explained that the clinical trials on the vaccine, a single-dose version of Sputnik V, which requires two shots to achieve complete immunization, had concluded.

Gamaleya Director Alexandr Guintsburg said a few days ago that the new vaccine will allow reducing the number of serious and lethal cases due to the pandemic, but it will not replace Sputnik V in any way.

He added that the vaccine protects people for four to five months and is aimed at eliminating the main inconvenient of Sputnik V: the presence of two components administered to patients in an interval of several weeks. jg/mgt/mml

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