Sputnik V

States, UTs asked to hold special Covid vaccination camps; Centre puts emphasis on second, precaution doses for Sputnik V recipients

Being implemented in a 'mission mode', this special Covid vaccination drive is part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

published on : 14th July 2022

First dose to be given as booster to those jabbed with Sputnik V: Advisory Panel 

The Union health ministry also announced that India’s vaccination coverage had crossed the 189 crore landmark milestone on Saturday.

published on : 30th April 2022

Poor demand pushing Sputnik V COVID vaccine off the shelves in Tamil Nadu

Due to the poor patronage for Russian-made Covid vaccine Sputnik V, many private hospitals in Tamil Nadu haven’t been buying it for months now.

published on : 21st February 2022

Sputnik V Covid vaccine shows higher Omicron-specific antibodies than Pfizer: Study

The joint Russian-Italian study compared the blood serum samples of people taken three to six months after the second dose of the two vaccines.

published on : 21st January 2022

Sputnik V appears more effective against Omicron: Putin

Russia on Wednesday reported 698 Omicron cases across the country.

published on : 12th January 2022

Sputnik V, Sputnik Light booster effective against Omicron: study

Sputnik Light has already been registered in more than 20 countries as a standalone vaccine and a universal booster to other vaccines helping to increase their efficacy

published on : 22nd December 2021

Is Sputnik effective against Omicron? Studies clash on Russian vaccine's efficacy

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Sputnik V efficiency against omicron earlier Friday.

published on : 18th December 2021

Russian fund seeks Sputnik M registration for adolescents

We are ready to offer the Sputnik Light vaccine and the Sputnik M vaccine for adolescents to support strong herd immunity in India and continue saving millions of lives, RDIF CEO said.

published on : 6th December 2021

Namibia halts use of Sputnik jabs after South Africa HIV fears

South Africa earlier this week said it would not approve Sputnik V due to concerns it could increase the risk of HIV infection among men, a claim the vaccine's developer says is unfounded.

published on : 24th October 2021

Russian COVID spike persists, setting new death record

The daily death toll is about 33% higher than that recorded in late September and infection cases have risen by about 70% in the past month.

published on : 23rd October 2021

Government will decide on vaccination of children, adolescents on 'scientific rationale', supply situation: Covid Task Force Chief

Zydus Cadila's indigenously developed needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D is set to become the first vaccine that will be available in India for those in the age group of 12-18 years. 

published on : 17th October 2021

Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

The head of the Russian state-controlled fund that invested in the vaccine insisted Wednesday the supply problems have been resolved.

published on : 15th October 2021

WHO still reviewing Sputnik V vaccine, as Russia presses bid

The clarification comes after Russia's Health Minister Mikhail Murashko in recent days reportedly said that administrative issues were among the main holdups in WHO's decision-making process.

published on : 5th October 2021

Import delay, limited availability prevents Sputnik V COVID vaccine take-off in India

Of every 1000 people who have taken shots, less than 1 received Sputnik V, despite its soft launch in India in May through its local partner Dr Reddy's.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Mexico starts administering first shots of Russian Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 

Mexico received its first shipment of 200,000 doses of the Sputnik vaccine Monday, and the shots were being given first to people over 60 in poorer neighborhoods.

published on : 25th February 2021

DCGI rejects direct phase 3 trial of Sputnik V in India, asks for trial on smaller group first

The development comes less than a month after the Russian government announced its partnership with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories for mass vaccinations by the year-end.

published on : 7th October 2020