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Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine
Sputnik V

Sputnik V is the third COVID-19 vaccine to get approved for emergency use in India.

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It has been developed by Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow. 

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Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited is distributing it here in India. 

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Imported dose of the vaccine costs ? 995.40 per dose.

Doses being produced in India may cost less.

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Sputnik V is made from two weakened human adenoviruses that cause common cold.

It is a 2 dose vaccine to be given at a gap of 21 days. 

Both doses use different formulae and cannot be interchanged.

Sputnik V has shown an efficacy of 91.6%, says Russian Direct Investment Fund (based on  initial results of Phase-III trials).

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Sputnik V needs to be stored at -18 degree Celsius in its liquid form. 

It can be stored at 2-8 degree Celsius in dry form in any refrigerator.

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