A nurse takes out a package with a vaccine against the Gam-Covid-Vac coronavirus from the refrigerator before vaccinating health workers against COVID-19 at the city clinical polyclinic No. 2 in Novosibirsk. Photo: Alexander Kryazhev / RIA Novosti
Venezuela has approved the Russian single-component vaccine Sputnik Light, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). This vaccine is the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine. The registration of the coronavirus vaccine was carried out by the country’s Ministry of Health.
“The permission to use the Sputnik Light vaccine follows the approval of the Sputnik V two-component vaccine, which is already being successfully used in Venezuela to protect human health. Sputnik Light will help speed up the vaccination process and prevent the spread of coronavirus,” the agency quoted the head of the fund as saying Kirill Dmitrieva.
The indicator of efficiency “Sputnik Light” – 79.4% from 28 days after receiving immunization. This exceeds the effectiveness of a number of vaccines requiring two injections, the RDIF said.
The Sputnik V vaccine has been approved for use in 65 countries.